MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,202 this week

Once Around (1991)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 3,137 users  
Reviews: 43 user | 19 critic

Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 09 Dec 2010
 
a list of 31 titles
created 01 Mar 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 12 Feb 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Once Around" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Once Around (1991)

Once Around (1991) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Once Around.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A woman's world is rocked when she discovers her husband is cheating on her.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Robert Duvall
The Hypnotist (2012)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A detective pairs himself with a famous psychologist on a case involving a traumatized young witness to a crime.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Tobias Zilliacus, Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Olin
The Hoax (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, David Aaron Baker
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen, Anki Lidén
The Last Word (1995)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A journalist with solid mob connections falls for a stripper with a dark past. His best friend then drags him to L.A. with the intent of becoming movie men. But does real life and fiction ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Spiridakis
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Joe Pantoliano, Michelle Burke
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A down on her luck woman, desperate to provide care for her daughter, moves in with her father in-law from whom she is estranged. Through time, they learn to forgive each other and heal old wounds.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Mercedes Ruehl, Irene Worth
With Intent to Kill (TV Movie 1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A high school football hero Bo Reinecker tries to piece together the events leading up to murder of his girl friend Lisa Nolen. Claiming to have experienced a total blackout, Bo is ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Robe
Stars: Karl Malden, Paul Sorvino, Shirley Knight
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Bosse works at an advertising agency while working on the novel of the century. At a burger restaurant he meets Lena, and before he knows it, she is pregnant. Bosse starts thinking that his... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Magnus Härenstam, Anki Lidén, Micha Gabay
Making Gilbert Grape (TV Movie 1993)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Lasse Hallström
An Uncommon Love (TV Movie 1983)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Lynda Aldon, Phillip R. Allen, Don Amendolia
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sam Sharpe
...
Renata Bella
...
Joe Bella
...
Jan Bella
...
Marilyn Bella
...
Gail Bella
Danton Stone ...
Tony Bella
...
Peter Hedges
...
Jim Redstone
...
Rob
Cullen O. Johnson ...
Sonny
Joan Gay ...
Aunt
Lou Criscuolo ...
Uncle
Myra Taylor ...
Trainer #1
Michael Steve Jones ...
Trainer #2
Edit

Storyline

Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his excessively flamboyant style and irrepressible nature. The very traits she finds romantic, however, lead to repeated conflict with her family, especially her beloved father Joe, leaving Renata trapped in the middle. Written by Reid Gagle

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Bellas were one big happy family. Then Renata met Sam... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ce cher intrus  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$14,851,083 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

During the scene of Jan's wedding, the person marrying the couple announces "with the power vested in me by the state of Massachusetts." However, Massachusetts is a commonwealth, and any Massachusetts governmental officer would actually say "vested in me by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." See more »

Quotes

Joe Bella: Isn't it funny - on the one lousy day you wanna put a gun in your mouth, everybody wants to come over to celebrate.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Worst of '90 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Glory of Love
Written by Billy Hill
Performed by Danny Aiello
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This is a movie I will never tire of watching
20 October 2003 | by (Spokane, Washington) – See all my reviews

Once Around is to me a love story - romantic love, familial love, love of life. I've seen this movie probably 10 times and I watched it again yesterday with the love of my life. He had never seen it before but agreed with me that it is a lovely film. Sam Sharp's behavior can be painful at times to watch, but he is so full of childlike belief in the goodness of everyone else that you can't help but feel real affection for him and no more so than when he kisses Joe Bella on the cheek in the most tender and loving way even after the cruel way he was treated. Gena Rowlands,Danny Aiello, Richard Dreyfus and Holly Hunter are all so believable in their roles. When Marilyn Bella says to Sam Sharp "I will not allow you to make my husband's family uncomfortable"(or words to that effect) she is like a mother lion defending her cubs. I love this movie and now I start to tear up even when something good is happening because I know what's coming next. I hope no one is discouraged from renting this movie because of the negative comments posted here. It's only $1.00 and you can always turn it off, but maybe you will see something heartwarming and that is pretty hard to find these days.


17 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Boston accent quannlace
Only a rating of 6.2 ?? qprmal
Rev. William L. Wolkovich elvisplives
Help! missed ending :( tutor4u
can't get it on dvd amy_morris1985
their song? arthurmak
Discuss Once Around (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?