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The Laundromat (1985)

Two lonely women coincide at midnight in a laundromat, where they reveal their secrets.

Director:

Robert Altman

Writer:

Marsha Norman
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Complete credited cast:
Carol Burnett ... Alberta Johnson
Amy Madigan ... Deedee Johnson
Michael Wright ... Shooter Stevens
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Two lonely women coincide at midnight in a laundromat, where they reveal their secrets.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1985 (USA) See more »

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Der Waschsalon See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Written and Performed by Alberta Hunter
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Saw this years ago on HBO
11 September 2006 | by charly1See all my reviews

Although my memory of this is a bit sketchy on details, I remember really liking this. I am 90% certain I saw it on HBO. I loved Carol and probably watched it because of her. What I remember most is Amy Madigan. I had not seen her before this and there was something about her look that made me remember her when I later began seeing her in lots of movies, most notably "Places in the Heart".

Without giving away a spoiler, I will say that I remember a twist ending - although I was rather young, so I wonder if it would be a surprise these days.

Upon looking at the writer, Marsha Norman, I see that she also wrote something I loved, "'Night Mother". I saw that again in the past few years and it held up for me, so perhaps "The Laundromat" would as well. Wish more people would see this and comment on it. Since I haven't seen it in years, it would be unfair to rate it. My inclination would be at least a 7 out of 10 since it stuck with me all these years as worthwhile.


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