MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,595 this week

The Marriage Fool (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Comedy | Romance  -  20 September 1998 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 178 users  
Reviews: 7 user

A widower becomes re-charged when he meets an outgoing widow, but his son tries to block the romance.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (teleplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 67 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1733 titles
created 15 May 2013
 
a list of 65 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 
a list of 5336 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 
a list of 175 titles
created 5 days ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Marriage Fool (TV Movie 1998)

The Marriage Fool (TV Movie 1998) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Marriage Fool.
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the second dramatic case for lawyer Harmon Cobb, he defends an incarcerated woman who is refused release from a mental institution.

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Walter Matthau, Harry Morgan, Susan Blakely
Out to Sea (1997)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A failed gambler, intent on meeting a rich widow, tricks his widowed brother-in-law into boarding a cruise ship as dance hosts.

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Dyan Cannon
The Incident (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Small town lawyer, Harmon Cobb, defends a Nazi prisoner of war against murder charges. Set during World War II, Cobb has to contend with the difficulties of defending the devil when the ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Walter Matthau, Susan Blakely, Robert Carradine
Born to Ride (1991)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The US Army has decided to modernize its cavalry, so Colonel James E. Devers (commanding the 36th Division) is ordered by a general to convert a horse unit to motorcycles, but his men are ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Baker
Stars: John Stamos, John Stockwell, Teri Polo
Secrets of Eden (TV Movie 2012)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A small town pastor becomes the prime suspect in a murder case.

Director: Tawnia McKiernan
Stars: John Stamos, Anna Gunn, Sonya Salomaa
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff
Wedding Wars (TV Movie 2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After a gay party planner discovers his brother is behind the governor's speech against gay marriage, he decides to go on strike for equal rights.

Director: Jim Fall
Stars: John Stamos, Eric Dane, Bonnie Somerville
Fortunate Son (TV Movie 2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Tucker Gates
Stars: Brittany Daniel, Michelle Fabiano, Freedom
Captive (TV Movie 1991)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Paul and Kathy Plunk move away from Phoenix, Arizona, so that their baby daughter may grow up in the healthy Oregon. They buy a small motel in a lonesome mountain region... - it could be ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Joanna Kerns, Barry Bostwick, Chad Lowe
I Am Stamos (2004)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dark comedy about a character actor whose wish to be a leading man comes true when he magically begins to photograph as John Stamos, provoking the unholy wrath of Stamos.

Director: Rob Meltzer
Stars: Robert Peters, John Stamos, Clint Howard
I Am Victor (TV Movie 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Centers on Victor Port, a high-powered divorce attorney with a unique view of relationships.

Stars: Matthew Lillard, John Stamos, McKaley Miller
Daughter of the Streets (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A divorcée struggling to make ends meet, but still utilizing her spare time for social causes neglects her daughter in this fact-based story. At 18, the daughter starts drifting into bad ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Sherin
Stars: Roxana Zal, Harris Yulin, Martha Scott
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Frank Walsh
...
Florence
...
Robert Walsh
...
Susan Prescot
...
Charlie
...
Wendy
Christina Collins ...
Joy
Bruce Deller ...
Mr. Peprocki
Kevin Frank ...
James Walsh
Dawn Greenhalgh ...
Lydia
...
Salesperson
Arlene Mazerolle ...
Darlene
Michael McMurtry ...
Steven Walsh
Mary Moore ...
Linda
Cliff Saunders ...
John
Edit

Storyline

A widower becomes re-charged when he meets an outgoing widow, but his son tries to block the romance.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

For a lonely widower, there's only one hitch to getting hitched...getting his son's blessing.

Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love After Death  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It would be foolish to avoid this film, it is a nice romance for two different generations
7 February 2007 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Frank (Walter Matthau) has just lost his beloved wife of 40 years. His son Robert (John Stamos), always closer to his father than the other two sons, is there to help him through the hard moments. However, Robert is very distrustful of marriage and has remained a bachelor, despite having a way with the ladies. This changes when a beautiful woman is transferred to work in the same NY accounting firm as Robert. Susan (Teri Polo) has just been separated from her husband in Wisconsin but, nevertheless, responds to Robert's advances. At the same time, Frank goes to a Hawaiian-themed party for the over 60 crowd and meets a wonderful woman named Florence (Carol Burnett). Florence is such an attractive and nice lady that Frank, despite his initial hesitation, decides to get close to her. Robert is thrown for a loop, not only because of his own need for Susan, but because he thinks his father is rushing things. Can Robert allow Frank to live his own life? This is a lovely film, very honest and true to life. Matthau, in one of his last roles, is great as the widower trying to navigate in very strange waters. Burnett, too, gives a nice performance as a woman with a very big heart. As for Stamos and Polo, they are two very attractive people who give their characters the needed depth suitable for two souls who have been unlucky in love and are uncertain which way to turn. If you have lost a parent and are struggling with the idea of your mother or dad finding a new partner, this is definitely the film for you. It has some great messages about the brevity of life and the importance of living every day to the fullest. But, even if you are not dealing with the loss of a loved one, this movie is an entertaining couple of hours. Don't be foolish and pass this film by.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
did the son get together with the blonde? stellaartois
Discuss The Marriage Fool (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?