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Stanley & Iris (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  9 February 1990 (USA)
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A struggling widow falls in love with an illiterate short-order cook whom she teaches to read and write in her kitchen each night.

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Harley Cross ...
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Leonides Cox (as Feodor Chaliapin)
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Laurel Lyle ...
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Stanley Cox is a shy, illiterate short-order cook who has never taken a chance at love. Iris King is a newly widowed factory worker who has vowed never to love again. But as their friendship slowly blossoms and Iris helps Stanley learn to read, his strong yet gentle kindness helps mend her broken heart. And where two lonely strangers stood trapped within the past, Stanley and Iris can now begin a new chapter of their lives - together. Written by MGM/UA Home Video

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love | cook | widow | bakery | tutoring | See All (25) »

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Some people need love spelled out for them.

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Drama | Romance

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,820,015 (USA)
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French censorship visa # 72634. See more »

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In the map-reading exercise, several of the street signs visibly have stickers pasted on them to change the (Toronto) street names. See more »

Quotes

Iris King: Why do they call it a good cry? All it does is make you look like hell. And what's missing is still missing.
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Not That Memorable, But A Recommended Nice Story
15 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a so-so romance/drama that has a nice ending and a generally nice feel to it. It's not a Hallmark Hall Of Fame-type family film with sleeping-before-marriage considered "normal" behavior but considering it stars Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro, I would have expected a lot rougher movie, at least language-wise.

The most memorable part of the film is the portrayal of how difficult it must be to learn how to read and write when you are already an adult. That's the big theme of the movie and it involves some touching scenes but, to be honest, the film isn't that memorable.

It's still a fairly mild, nice tale that I would be happy to recommend.


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