Scenes from a Mall (1991) - Rotten Tomatoes

Scenes from a Mall (1991)

Scenes from a Mall (1991)

Scenes from a Mall



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This romantic comedy details the misadventures of a wealthy California couple during a day at the mall. Their shopping trip -- originally intended as a chance to buy presents and prepare for that evening's anniversary party -- soon turns into a stress test when marital tensions rise to the surface.more
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Roger Simon, Paul Mazursky, Roger Simon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 8, 2003
Touchstone Pictures


Bette Midler
as Deborah Fifer
Woody Allen
as Nick Fifer
Paul Mazursky
as Dr. Hans Clava
Gregory Moore
as Barber Shop Quartet ...
Michael Brown
as Barber Shop Quartet ...
Jonathan Guss
as Barber Shop Quartet ...
David Frye
as Barber Shop Quartet ...
Joseph Warren
as Joe Cool & the Coole...
Brian Warren
as Joe Cool & The Coole...
Darrell Mason
as Joe Cool & the Coole...
Marc Shaiman
as Pianist
Augustin Bustamante
as El Mariachi Bustamen...
Leonel Cruz
as El Mariachi Bustamen...
Telmo Hernandez
as El Mariachi Bustamen...
Steve Ortiz
as El Mariachi Bustamen...
Ramon Ponce
as El Mariachi Bustamen...
Fernando Quinones
as El Mariachi Bustamen...
Joan Delaney
as Woman Interviewer
Amanda Bruce
as Woman Interviewee
Betsy Mazursky
as Information Woman
Jack Brodsky
as Pharmacist
Glen Alterman
as Owner Museum Shop
Marilyn Pasekoff
as Woman at Book Store
Hidehiko Takada
as Sushi Chef
Tichina Arnold
as Ticket Seller
Wanakee Legardy
as Dress Shop Saleswoma...
Carol Harris
as Waitress Nuvo Navajo
Vira Colorado
as Security Guard
Billy Graham
as Security Guard
Chun Long Zhang
as Chinese Acrobat
as Magician
Kathy Kamarr
as Magician's Assistant
as Handsome Man
Robert Garrett
as Bartender
Fabio Lanzoni
as Handsome Man
Heather Golden
as Female Sikh
Bobby Caravella
as Man in Parking Garag...
Laura Baler
as Chocolate Candy Girl
James Duane Polk
as Man on Movie Line
Penny Gaston
as Pharmacy Patron
Minna Rose
as Pharmacy Patron
Stewart Russell
as Pharmacy Patron
Joe Viviani
as Pharmacy Patron
Larry Sherman
as Man on Car-Phone
Shiro Oishi
as Man on Car-Phone
Ron Barry-Barry
as Man on Car-Phone
Michael Greene
as Motorcyclist
Andre Philippe
as Taxi Driver
Stuart H. Pappé
as Motorcyclist
Andre Phillipe
as Taxi Driver
Phillip Nozaki
as Kid in Van
Donnie Kelber
as Kid in Van
Anne Lockhart
as ADR Voice
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Critic Reviews for Scenes from a Mall

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (8)

Paul Mazursky's 14th film as director is a cozy, insular middle-aged marital comedy that's about as deep and rewarding as a day of mall-cruising.

Full Review… | March 23, 2009
Top Critic

Mazursky has returned with a vengeance to his special universe where the upper middle class is the only thing that exists, and this time he has absolutely nothing to say about it.

Full Review… | March 23, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Allen's admittedly funny lines get lost in the mess, and Midler, in relatively restrained mode, fades away altogether.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Scenes From a Mall is a peculiar but, finally, very engaging comedy.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

A close-up look at a couple's painful catharsis so well wedded to marital discord it's like going through a divorce with yourself.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

When a movie seems overflowing with interesting, colorful details, that is often a sign of desperation -- a way of saying, if the picture's no good, get a gaudier frame.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Scenes from a Mall

Average comedy from the early 90s starring Bette Midler and Woody Allen, about a middle aged couple that go to the mall and reveal to each other that they each have been having affairs. It isn't directed or even written by Allen, but it feels like a hollow version of one of his films, as it deals with similar subject matter and has the same old style music. The movie just has nothing all that spectacular, and can be easily skipped.

Ken Scheck

as someone who lived in so-Cal from over 30 years and yes it was alot like this rom-com from Paul Mazursky (down n out in Bev Hills'.


Saw it. Talky. Why Woody Allen? Would have been better with a real actor. Bette Midler is terrific as always.

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