A teenage boy falls hopelessly in love with his new sister-in-law. When she gets pregnant, someone raises the question that he might be the father--a notion he does nothing to discourage.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pandemonium (1982)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Tom Smothers stars as the brave mountie, who along with his trusty horse and bitter deputy Paul Reubens must track down a killer who is stalking coeds at a nearby cheerleader camp.

Director: Alfred Sole
Stars: Tom Smothers, Carol Kane, Tammy Alverson
Hester Street (1975)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A Jewish man who owns a Brooklyn deli asks his domineering uncle for a loan so he can buy his dream restaurant in Manhattan, but the uncle demands that he give up his Gentile girlfriend ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Elliott Gould, Margaux Hemingway, Sid Caesar
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Áurea is a sentimental older woman, who befriends teenager Áureo. They like each other, so she talks to him about herself, her spirituality, mysticism and existence itself. They become inseparable, so his jealous mother confronts her.

Director: Júlio Bressane
Stars: Josi Antello, Bernardo Marinho, Débora Olivieri
Musical | Fantasy | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In WWII, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a US super... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Kate Fitzpatrick
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Zee is walking up and down Manhattan streets, talking to herself and to the husband who has just left her. At a sidewalk café she runs into Eli. A very unlikely, funny and touching ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Jaglom
Stars: Michael Emil, Karen Black, Michael Margotta
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young girl thinks that there is something very sinister at work after her father brings home a woman whom he says he plans to marry.

Director: William A. Fraker
Stars: Robert Shaw, Sally Kellerman, Mary Ure
The Mafu Cage (1978)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two strange sisters live in a crumbling mansion, where they keep a pet ape, which belonged to their late father, locked in a cage. While one of the sisters seems to be keeping her head on ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Arthur
Stars: Lee Grant, Carol Kane, Will Geer
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A neurotic baker travels to Hollywood to attend a talent search for an actor to rival the great Valentino. Although not an actor, through blind luck he succeeds - to a certain degree!

Director: Gene Wilder
Stars: Gene Wilder, Carol Kane, Dom DeLuise
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Young Sigmund Freud discovers the ultimate answer to all his patient's problems - hypnosis. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Danford B. Greene
Stars: Bud Cort, Carol Kane, Klaus Kinski
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980's Atlantic City performing the songs of the 60's girl groups in this self-indulgent comedy.

Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, Kathryn Grody
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Adaptation of an avant-garde play about Rhoda, a hysterical heroine who feels oppressed by the people around her. She suffers through her birthday party, goes to see a doctor, plans a vacation, argues a lot and even breaks the fourth wall.

Director: Richard Foreman
Stars: Kate Manheim, David Warrilow, Ron Vawter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Rose
Tony Owen ...
Norman
Myra De Groot ...
Mother
David Downer ...
Michael
...
Charles
...
Maureen
...
Morris
...
The Girlfriend
Louise Pajo ...
Shirley
Valerie Newstead ...
First lady
Betty Benfield ...
Second lady
Julie Herbert ...
Daily
Olivia Brown ...
Nurse
Harold Newstead ...
Sid
Sydney Feldheim ...
David
Edit

Storyline

A teenage boy falls hopelessly in love with his new sister-in-law. When she gets pregnant, someone raises the question that he might be the father--a notion he does nothing to discourage.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 September 1982 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Norman tykkää Rosesta  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Erotic

This could have been a great, meaningful film. Set in Australia, a bored, unsatisfied wife of a clod dentist can't help but be seduced by her 13 year-old brother in law. The characters are all Jewish, so this is a marvelous premise somewhat based on Jewish law that if a woman is widowed she must marry her husband's brother. Carol Kane plays the wife and gives one of her very best performances as the unfulfilled wife. She desperately wants a child, and her hubby can't deliver...so his kid brother does. There are genuine moments that explore the beautiful relationship between the randy youngster and his older sister in law, but all too often the film just seems to run out of energy. It's almost as if the filmmakers can't decide if this should be played straight, as a light comedy, or a total farce. The romance and sexual attraction between the two lead characters is largely convincing, which is more due to their on screen chemistry than the direction. It is a shame that this picture ended up somewhat off track as the script and lead performers are mostly excellent.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Norman Loves Rose (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?