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In its heyday, the Lorraine Hotel saw its fair share of guests, laughter and good times. But now that the aging inn is well past its prime, owner Lillian Garber must decide whether to repair the Catskills landmark - or sell to developers. As Lillian and her zany staff enjoy what may be the Lorraine's best- and last-summer season, they realize that not even a wrecking ball can demolish life's sweetest treasures. A slice-of-life comedy about old friendships, new romance, and letting go of the past. Written by
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When Leonard first arrives, Molly is present with the other kids to receive him. He asks about Rex, and learns that Rex has been drafted during a visit to Israel. Later, Sam tells Molly that she is doing Rex's old job, and, sarcastically, that Rex "is summering elsewhere". She responds, "I don't blame him", as if Rex is now absent by choice. See more »
Sweet Loraine captures the Catskills experience like no other film. Much more authentic and emotionally honest than Dirty Dancing and other films of this genre,Sweet Loraine communicates the innocence and tenderness of the post-war generation of Jewish adolescents and celebrates the bittersweet passing of a a more gentle and carefree time. Toward this end, the writers employ a clever cross-generational plot design in which the challenges facing the owner of a declining Catskill resort hotel are balanced by the struggles of her visiting granddaughter. Maureen Stapleton's portrayal of the grandmother communicates the wisdom and experience of age without any of the stereotypical clichés which often accompany such roles. As her granddaughter, Trini Alvarado offers an understated performance that perfectly captures the transition from the blind certainty of youth to awareness of forces beyond her control. Sweet Loraine is one of the top five indie films of all time, and the gold standard for films about the Catskill Mountain resorts.
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