At her husband's funeral, Pearl (Shirley Maclean), Jewish mother of two divorced and antagonistic daughters, meets an old Italian friend (Marcello Mastroianni) of her husband, whose advice years previously had stopped the husband leaving home. For 23 years he, now a widower, has secretly loved Pearl... Written by
A story about love, family and other embarrassments.
Did You Know?
Shirley Maclaine's character Pearl is based on writer Todd Graff's own grandmother. See more
During the scene where people are up on their rooftops as they watch TV and see the first manned landing on the moon, the moon is shown above as a full moon. In actuality, the moon was still in its first quarter and looked like a crescent slightly less than a half-moon. See more
References The Graduate
The Sky Fell Down
Performed by Frank Sinatra
with Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
(as Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra) See more