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 name of the working-class suburb was "Dogtown" which is a real life district in St. Louis, Missouri. The Irish-American region comprises of five neighborhoods - Clayton-Tamm, Franz Park, Hi-Pointe, Cheltenham and the eastern part Ellendale - which together form the informally known traditionally Irish section of St. Louis known as "Dogtown". It is the Clayton-Tamm part of the region where the movie is mostly set. See more
In the beginning of the movie, when Max drives Nora home from the bar where they met, he makes a 180 turn from the place on the street where he had parked but this is before Nora tells him how to get to where she lives. How could Max have known that he had to turn around from the parking spot to head toward Nora's house? See more
All I know is that when I'm not with you I'm a total wreck.
And when you are with me?
I'm a different kind of total wreck.
O Mio Babbino Caro
(Aria from the Opera "Gianni Schicchi")
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 Giacomo Puccini See more