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Scenes from a Mall (1991)

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On their 16th anniversary, a married couple's trip to a Beverly Hills mall becomes the stage for personal revelations and deceptions.

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Deborah Fifer
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Mime
Daren Firestone ...
Sam
Rebecca Nickels ...
Jennifer
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Dr. Hans Clava
Gregory Moore ...
Barber Shop Quartet Member
Michael Brown ...
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Jonathan Guss ...
Barber Shop Quartet Member
David Frye ...
Barber Shop Quartet Member
Joseph Warren ...
Joe Cool & the Coolers (Rap Group)
Brian Warren ...
Joe Cool & the Coolers (Rap Group)
Darrell Mason ...
Joe Cool & the Coolers (Rap Group)
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Augustin Bustamante ...
El Mariachi Bustamente
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On their 16. anniversary, during a shopping stroll, the lawyer Nick Fifer confesses his wife Deborah some affairs. She goes wild and insists on a divorce. After they agreed to the dividing up of their belongings, Deborah confesses having an affair, too. Now he gets very upset and wants the divorce for his part, but the last word is not spoken yet. Written by Thomas Manhardt <Thomas.Manhardt@wu-wien.ac.at>

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A hilarious adventure in marriage, infidelity and bargain shopping! See more »

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22 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein ganz normaler Hochzeitstag  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,563,393 (USA)
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Twelfth and final collaboration of writer-director Paul Mazursky and co-producer, art director / production designer Pato Guzman. See more »

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Nick Fifer: You look like my Aunt Minna in that dress!
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References Scenes from a Marriage (1973) See more »

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Cucurrucucu paloma
Written by Tomas Mendez
Performed by El Mariachi Bustamante
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Frustrating!
1 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One word that describes the movie for me is frustrating. Though the setting might be a rather original idea, it falls short on the plot and characters. For me, the couple are not convincing. They seem to different, a clingy, weak, uncool attorney married to a strong, manipulative and insightful woman. Whilst, Woody totally destroys any dignity and self respect for himself, Bette, seems to be constantly boosting her ego with more and more manipulation.

Another flaw is that the setting works against it. At times, i must admit they fit the criteria for a realistic approach of those couples who argue at shopping centre's so loudly, the whole idea in itself removes the realism from it. Though this is comedy, the mime, for me is straight up an irritation.

There just seems to be no character development and that's what the whole film has tried to fit into. The plot is written to suit the insight of a couple who play mind games on each other constantly, and for me falls short.


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