Used People (1992)
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Todd Graff wrote the screenplay for this eccentric romantic comedy in the spirit of Moonstruck that exchanges pasta for matzo balls. The film takes place in Queens in 1969, where Pearl Berman (Shirley MacLaine) has just arrived back from the funeral of her husband. As her dysfunctional family kvetches in the living room, the dapper Joe Meledandri (Marcello Mastroianni) arrives. It seems that Joe has admired Pearl from afar for a number of years, ever since he met her husband in a bar and
Jun 1, 1992 Wide
May 6, 2011
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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A soap opera with suds, this meller gives a bad name to the woman's picture in its story of a Jewish widow-matriarch and her dysfunctional family (mom, two problematic daughters), thrown off its shaken balance when Mastroianni's Italian charmer arrives
Well-observed but shapeless mainstream romantic comedy that reminds one of Moonstruck.
Mastroianni and MacLaine are both fine, but the film is a little too cutesy for its own good.
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