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Only the Lonely (1991)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  24 May 1991 (USA)
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A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.

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Patrick Muldoon
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Doyle
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Nick Acropolis
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Salvatore Buonarte
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Danny, a cop, meets and falls in love with Theresa. They get engaged, despite sneaking around behind his mother's back, but when push comes to shove, he can't quite quit worrying about his mother long enough to be any kind of lover to Theresa. Written by Gregg Long <diggerblue@hotmail.com>

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The Man, The Woman, The Mother.

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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yo, tú y mi mamá  »

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$21,830,957 (USA)
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Danny: I suppose you're proud of yourself.
Rose: Just telling it like it is.
Danny: That's been your excuse for the last 67 years.
Rose: My excuse?
Danny: Your excuse for hurting people whenever the hell you feel like it!
Rose: I don't hurt people.
Danny: Oh no? I guess you didn't hurt Aunt Dolly on her wedding day when you said she looked like a, uh, a cheap Las Vegas hooker.
Rose: Well, did you see the wedding dress? The back of it was cut right down to here. You could see the crack of her - Well, it was indecent.
Danny: And I guess you didn't hurt ...
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A wish come true
22 March 1999 | by (BC) – See all my reviews

This film will always put a smile on my face as being a HUGE Maureen O'Hara fan, and having just seen the Quiet Man in 1991 for about the 3rd time that week, I thought to myself "Wouldn't it be great if Maureen O'Hara came out of retirement to make another movie." I no more made that wish whilst watching "Uncle Buck" on TV when it cut to commercial and the advertisement for "Only the Lonely' came on. Ecstatic (and in shock) , I hit the ceiling and had to peel myself off. The film itself when I saw it was not a disappointment. Ms. O'Hara was beautiful, as she has always been and still is after her recent television appearances, and her performance was easily worthy of an Academy Award nomination. Sadly, the Academy overlooked

her as they had always done and continue to do so with their lifetime achievement Oscar they hand out to Legendary figures in the movie industry every year. Maureen is deserving of this honor as she has appeared in at least 3 of the greatest films ever made and remains a shining ambassador for everything good about old time Hollywood and the film industry in general. Only the Lonely, thankfully, was just the first of three

films she made in her 1990's return to acting, the others being "The Christmas Box' and "Cab to Canada", both made for television. But seeing her again in "Only the Lonely, Irish and feisty with fellow veteran Anthony Quinn romancing her once more, and playing John Candy's mother in what is easily his best film makes this one stand out a little more than the others.

A charming and bittersweet romantic comedy that is a pleasure to watch each and every time you see it.


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