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Younger and Younger (1993)

A strange man owns a self-storage facility and lives in a reality of his own, until reality comes crashing down.

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Jonathan Younger
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Penny
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Winston Younger
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ZigZag Lilian
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Melodie
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Frances
Pit Krüger ...
Roger
Nicholas Gunn ...
Benjamin
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Milos
Concetta D'Agnese ...
Sue (as Connie Danese)
Jay Brooks ...
Jay
Sabine Weber ...
Honey
Milton Clark Jr. ...
Aron
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Sonja
Ellen Blake ...
Sally
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Jonathan Younger, a slick, cool and flashy owner of a self-storage business loves two things the most. His job - and female customers. His hardworking common-looking wife and business partner Penny does not approve of this at all and even fantasizes about killing him. One day, after flirting with a pretty customer, Jonathan hits a huge Wurlitzer organ (musical instrument) which releases a thundering sound that terrifies unsuspecting Penny and she instantly dies from a heart attack. Jonathan and his son Winston must now run their business together. Winston wants things to work, but series of quirky and annoying customers brings him to the edge of sanity. Meanwhile, Jonathan starts seeing Penny's ghost, but the more he sees her, the hotter and younger she looks. She is also as flirtatious as ever, so he falls in love with her all over again. Will Winston manage to save their business or will he completely lose it? Is Jonathan really seeing Penny or is he losing his mind completely?

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality, and for some language | See all certifications »
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Character piece without interesting characters
21 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

U.S.-German co-production about the stylish owner of an ramshackle storage facility in Los Angeles and his eccentric staff and clientele. Director and co-writer Percy Adlon, who also served as associate producer, could have used some extra help here; everything has been scaled so broadly (beginning the overacting German woman in the first scene) that one immediately begins to seek some natural light relief or a conversation that holds a modicum of truth. As the devil-may-care owner in love with Los Angeles and the ladies, Donald Sutherland (dressed like an old-time silver fox) has a few nice bits but certainly not enough; it simply isn't there in the writing. There's nothing wrong with character portraits or in putting the emphasis on people over plot, but first the writers needed to come up with some fascinating individuals for their scenario. This one doesn't have them. * from ****


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