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Men Don't Leave (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama | 23 February 1990 (USA)
A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all ... See full summary »

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Charles Simon
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Chris Macauley
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Lisa Coleman
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John Macauley
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Matt Macauley
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Mrs. Buckley
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Dale Buckley
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Mike
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Ian
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A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all that comes with the city life. Written by MasoK <grok@tri-lakes.net>

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23 February 1990 (USA)  »

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A nő nem felejt  »

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$6,070,725 (USA)
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Thomas Lennon auditioned for a role in this film, according to a 2013 interview on SplitSider.com. Lennon added: "It would have been a role played by some crazy hip kid." See more »

Quotes

Jody: Here's what I thought. We finish dinner and then we have desert, 'kay?
Chris Macauley: Alright.
Jody: And then after that, I take you for a drive, show you around the city.
Chris Macauley: Sure.
Jody: And after that, we come back here. And then, if we still like each other, we make love.
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Referenced in Who Do You Think You Are?: Chris O'Donnell (2013) See more »

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SOCIETY BALL
Written by Ib Glindemann (as Dan Kirsten)
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Drama, romance and comedy, rarely do we see a good mix...
24 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is certainly an exception. A remake from the French version "Hot Air Balloon", this film has many noteworthy aspects to it, including the excellent cast of Arliss Howard, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates and Lange's troubled son Chris O'Donnell.

Primarily Lange is a widower who has to sell her house and start over. She moves to a small apartment in Baltimore with her two children, who are not happy about it. She eventually finds work (there are some amusing scenes) for a catering company, owned by Kathy Bates (always a memorable character, in this case the tyrannical boss).

Joan Cusack also adds humor to the latter half, having met O'Donnell, she starts dating him, Lange at first over-protective, then gradually becomes friends with Cusack. Cusack, as a therapeutic gesture, takes her on a hot air balloon. A seemingly silly gesture, but a metaphor for starting over. Well-done and never depressing, an excellent film worth viewing. 9/10.


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