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The Cemetery Club (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 February 1993 (USA)
This comedy filled with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, whose husbands die one after another in just a few years. Even though the three friends, all in their... See full summary »

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Esther Moskowitz
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Doris Silverman
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Lucille Rubin
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Ben Katz
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Selma
Jeff Howell ...
Paul
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Jessica
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John
Alan Manson ...
Abe Silverman
Sam Schwartz ...
Irving Jacobs
Stephen Pearlman ...
Rabbi
Gene Ray ...
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Allan Pinsker ...
Mel
Alice Eisner ...
Rene
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Al
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This comedy filled with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, whose husbands die one after another in just a few years. Even though the three friends, all in their 50's, react quite differently on their husbands deaths they become even closer than what they were as couples. They frequently visit their husband's graves together and talk about perspective lives. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and some language | See all certifications »
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12 February 1993 (USA)  »

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$6,011,745 (USA)
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The music store used for Moskowitz Music is called Spratt Music, and it is outside of Pittsburgh, in Brentwood, PA. The Moskowitz sign created for the movie is still displayed in the window of the store as of 2000. See more »

Quotes

Selma: I'm getting married and I want you girls to be there.
Lucille Rubin: We've never missed one of your weddings.
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References Roseanne (1988) See more »

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A Night In Valencia
Written and Performed by D. Guiot, T. Lipton and R. Tambin
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Watchable, enjoyable fluff for grown ups
21 December 2008 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

By grown ups, I don't mean that it's rude. More mature. I had heard that this was a good film, and I had been searching for it for some time, so was delighted to fall over it in a bargain bin locally, and bought it when I probably shouldn't have. However, it did while away a surprisingly long couple of hours, and was a pleasant bit of fluff.

I have a lot of time for Olympia Dukakis and Ellen Burnstein, so I was a bit disappointed that the one was so miserable and the other was a bit dim - OK so she's been married for ever, but she surely didn't live under a stone with her husband? I would have thought that the way she was smuggled into the hotel room made her look more like a prostitute than anything, and I felt sorry for her having to make her way out alone in the morning. Having said that, I was delighted that she reconciled with her new man before the end.

One absolute joy was Selma (Zelma?) who was the perpetual bride, tacky and brash as all get out, but completely lovable.

A nice movie.


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