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Used People (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 22 January 1993 (USA)
At her husband's funeral, Pearl (Shirley MacLaine), Jewish mother of two divorced and antagonistic daughters, meets an old Italian friend (Marcello Mastroianni) of her husband, whose advice... See full summary »

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Irving Metzman ...
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At her husband's funeral, Pearl (Shirley MacLaine), 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 <james.foulkes@ci.educ.lu>

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A story about love, family and other embarrassments.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for elements of sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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22 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Romance otoñal  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,957,265 (USA)
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Trivia

Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates previously starred in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). See more »

Goofs

When Barbara is taking food from the refrigerator to take for the picnic, she removes a whole pie with a white meringue or cream topping. As she finishes packing the food, on top of the boxed food she places a half eaten chocolate pie. See more »

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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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The Sky Fell Down
Performed by Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (as Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
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One of the modern classics,,,about a classic time...
15 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

,,,and a classic family.

This is simply one of the best films ever. Its one of my most favorites and hopefully it will be released on DVD very soon.

Shirley MacClaine is the queen bee and Marcello Mastriontanni is the bees knees! Fantastic performances all around and a rich story that will leave you remembering the film for years to come. The cultural aspect here is cheerful and insightful and the whole idea of living in NY in the 60s was a blast to me when I first saw this. ( I was 11- so I had an imagination- sue me!)

Highly recommended! 10 stars.


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