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Used People (1992)

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After the death of her husband, Pearl Berman (Shirley MacLaine) finds herself being courted by an admiring Italian neighbor, Joe Meledandri (Marcello Mastroianni). Despite the objections of Pearl's mother (Jessica Tandy), and her two grown daughters, Norma (Marcia Gay Harden) and Bibby (Kathy Bates), Joe continues to pursue the reluctant Pearl and play an important role in the day-to-day life of her family.

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Cast

Swee'Pea
as Matthew Branton
Emma Tammi
as Young Bibby
Asia Vieira
as Young Norma
Lee Wallace
as Uncle Harry
Louis Guss
as Uncle Normy
Maia Filar
as Rhonda
David Gow
as Bill the Jeweler
Doris Roberts
as Aunt Lonnie
Helen Hanft
as Aunt Ruthie
Jeremy Trancz
as Cousin Matthew
Stuart Stone
as Cousin Stevie
Sam Hutchinson
as Crying Baby
Ida Bernardini
as Aunt Louisa
Ida Bemardini
as Aunt Louisa
Genevieve Langlois
as French Teacher
Luba Goy
as Nursing Home Staff Member
Jim Millan
as Priest
Stephanie Voves
as Girl at Wedding
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Critic Reviews for Used People

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

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 | Rating: C | Full Review…
EmanuelLevy.Com

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

February 10, 2005 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

July 12, 2003 | Full Review…
Spirituality and Practice

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

July 2, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
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