Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon), a 43-year-old waitress with a fixation on Marilyn Monroe. The couple gradually fall in love, though age and social differences mean that the path of true love is strewn with problems. Written by
The story of a younger man, and a bolder woman.
Did You Know?
The film co-starred Kathy Bates
in a supporting role and was released in the same year as Misery
(1990) which Bates won the Academy Award for Best Actress for in 1991. The film was one of four 1990 releases that Bates appeared in, the others being Dick Tracy
(1990) and Men Don't Leave
(1990). See more
When Nora first visits Max's place, the boom Mic can be seen reflected. On the bookcase there is a framed photograph, the boom is reflected in it and can be seen moving to follow the conversation. See more
Come on, I wanna know how you two met.
I picked him up in a bar. How's that?
I was drunk, and she was drunk, and I liked her looks so I convinced her to let me bring her home, and I seduced her on the sofa bed, and it was magic, and I keep coming back for more.
Referenced in Rederiet: Talande tystnad
Wie Nahte Mir Der Schlummer
(Aria from the Opera "Der Freischutz")
Performed by The Munchner Rundfunkorchester
Conducted by Kurt Eichhorn
(as Karl Eichhorn)
Soprano by Lucia Popp
Courtesy of Acanta Records/Sounds of Film, Ltd.
Written by Carl Maria von Weber See more