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

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,957,265 (USA)
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The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Jessica Tandy, Kathy Bates,Shirley MacLaine and Marcia Gay Harden; and two Oscar nominees: Sylvia Sidney and Marcello Mastroianni. See more »

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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 »


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Performed by Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (as Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
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Splendid production
10 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After seeing this film, still not available on DVD, one wants to say, "How did this movie ever get made?" It is funny, intelligent, sensitive, and perceptive. No exploding cars. No teens making out. No monsters from outer space. Used People is just excellent and thoughtful entertainment of a sort that makes one want to cheer. The script is unusually good, and the acting is outstanding. The leads, Marcello Mastronini and Shirley McLaine, could not have been selected and directed with greater care. Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, and Marcia Gay Harden are terrific. The photography is outstanding, and the sets recreate the 1940s and late 1960s very believably. The contrast between Jewish and Italian families in New York is most amusing. Why were no academy awards lavished on this film? Perhaps because it is out of step with contemporary cultural norms and deals essentially with seniors, i.e. people who have lived through much and have a measure of wisdom. Don't miss it.


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