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
In the beginning of the film, after it has jumped to 1969, the glimpse of the Manhattan skyline shows the skyline as it looked in 1993 (the Citicorp building built in 1978 is shown), and not as it would in 1969. 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