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Scenes from a Mall (1991)

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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Sam
Rebecca Nickels ...
Jennifer
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Dr. Hans Clava
Gregory Moore ...
Barber Shop Quartet
Michael Brown ...
Barber Shop Quartet
Jonathan Guss ...
Barber Shop Quartet
David Frye ...
Barber Shop Quartet
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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This is the second and final writing collaboration of screen-writer Roger L. Simon and writer-director Paul Mazursky. Their first was Enemies: A Love Story (1989). See more »

Quotes

[Nick's given Deborah a family photo with an antique frame]
Nick Fifer: I had to have it engraved, because I could never remember your name.
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References Scenes from a Marriage (1973) See more »

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The Christmas Break
Written by Joseph E. Warren
Performed by Joe Cool & The Coolers
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The Opposite of all things Woody
26 October 2002 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

He lives in Southern California. He spends time in a mall. He carries a surfboard. He wears a ponytail. Is this really Woody Allen, or an imposter? This movie received a critical beating when it came out, but it's really not that bad. In fact, I sort of got a kick out of seeing Woody in this. He is well matched by Bette Midler, who reprises her Down and Out in Beverly Hills character. Director Paul Mazursky, who usually makes either Southern California or Manhattan-set social comedies, brings Woody out to the Beverly Hills that he's trashed in so many movies (the most obvious being Annie Hall), and plucks him into the center of '80s and '90s California consumerism--the mall. The story involves Allen and Midler discussing their infidelities in various mall settings, but the dialogue is merely a clothesline for the idea. It was a hard idea to pull off, but I, being the Woody Allen fan that I am, enjoyed it.


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