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
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
There's no dust in her Dust Buster!
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