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
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
References The Graduate
The Sky Fell Down
Performed by Frank Sinatra
with Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
(as Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra) See more