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Margaret Mary Elderdice
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Margaret keeps her neighbours at a distance and avoids contact except with Cara. She enjoys her company just for making music since Cara plays the violin accompanying Margaret at the piano. Because of her arthritis she accepts the housemaid Robin who wants to become an actress. With this naive pretty girl her life gets suddently really exciting and she makes a lot of new friends. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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The roles created on film by Shirley MacLaine and Liza Minnelli were originated on Broadway by Katharine Hepburn and Dorothy Loudon. See more »

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Mr. Goo: You an actor, or just crazy?
Robin Ouiseau: Both, but don't tell anybody about the actor part. It's a secret.
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Simply wonderful
31 October 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is another of those well kept secrets that the movie world hide from us. Heaven only knows why. I found it almost by accident and started watching in trepidation, after all, the star rating it had been given was quite low. At first I didn't recognise Liza Minnelli, but when I did (albeit only a few seconds) I was amazed and impressed. As a previous writer has said, we forget she is an Oscar-deserving actor sometimes because we see her type cast so often. Shirley Maclaine seems to have become type cast now as a grumpy old girl, which is a shame because she does crazy so well too! Kathy Bates' cameo was lovely and the younger woman carried her role well too (sorry, bad with names). In all a well done, subtle and enjoyable film. I shall no doubt seek it out again.


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