Robert Redford Retiring?!

Robert Redford retiring

By Jackie Pilossoph, Founder, Divorced Girl Smiling, the place to find trusted, vetted divorce professionals, a podcast, website and mobile app.

When I read in the news about Robert Redford retiring, I decided to celebrate him and his movies–mainly his romances, in this week’s Love Essentially.


There’s Nothing Like Those Robert Redford Romances

by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group

As a young girl watching “The Way We Were,” I could never understand why Katie and Hubbell weren’t able to work things out. Their love seemed so strong, almost indestructible.

But as a 50-something-year-old divorced woman, I totally get it. The theory (and the Paula Abdul song) “Opposites Attract” only applies to couples in the short-term. In most cases, a couple’s differences eventually catch up to their infatuation, causing conflict and pain, which leads them to ultimately breaking up. (Hence my tears every time I watch the end of the movie when in front of the Plaza Hotel, Katie says that famous line, “Your girl is lovely, Hubbell.”)

Hubbell, aka Robert Redford, was the heartthrob of every woman who ever watched not only the “The Way We Were,” but several other of his feature films, as well. Come on, tell me his wavy blond hair, perfect tan, and delightfully blue eyes don’t do it for you.

But all good things really do come to an end. Earlier this month, Redford announced he’s retiring after a six-decade career in Hollywood.


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With over 50 films under his belt — either as an actor, writer, producer or director, Redford, who is also the founder of the Sundance Film Festival, starred in these nine romance dramas and comedies, which I think are must-see movies! Some are chick flicks, others are great date night movies, but I bet you’ll fall in love with Redford in every one.

Click here to read the rest of the article, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press editions, and several other newspapers across the country.

Like this article? Check out, “10 Movies Every Divorced Woman Over 50 Should See”



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    Jackie Pilossoph is the Founder of Divorced Girl Smiling, the media company that connects people facing with divorce to trusted, vetted divorce professionals. Pilossoph is a former NBC affiliate television journalist and Chicago Tribune/Pioneer Press features reporter. Her syndicated column, Love Essentially was published in the Chicago Tribune/Pioneer Press and Tribune owned publications for 7 1/2 years. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University. Learn more at:

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