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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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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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Features The Graduate (1967) See more »

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"Moonstruck" wanna-be
16 December 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Curiously cast, indifferently-made character-comedy never quite gets off the ground. There are some colorful and funny moments in "Used People", but it doesn't sparkle, it doesn't have any magic, it's just ordinary--and that's a shame. Shirley MacLaine is a widowed Jewish matriarch who falls in love again, much to the distress of her dysfunctional, now-grown children. I don't know about most viewers, but I had trouble accepting Kathy Bates as MacLaine's daughter (likewise Jessica Tandy as MacLaine's mother). It doesn't ring true, and the direction is askew and uneven throughout, yet there's a lot of sterling talent on display here and some of the dialogue is very funny. ** from ****


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