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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

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Comedy, Romance

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

September 1, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Well-observed but shapeless mainstream romantic comedy that reminds one of Moonstruck.

February 10, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An old-fashioned melodrama with equal doses of laughter and tears.

July 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Mastroianni and MacLaine are both fine, but the film is a little too cutesy for its own good.

July 2, 2003
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