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True Love (1989)

Donna and Michael are getting married. But first, they have to plan the reception, get the tux, buy the rings, and cope with their own uncertainty about the decision. Michael fears ... See full summary »

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Nancy Savoca
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annabella Sciorra ... Donna
Ron Eldard ... Michael
Aida Turturro ... Grace
Roger Rignack ... Dom
Star Jasper Star Jasper ... JC
Michael Selkirk Michael Selkirk ... Brian (as Michael J. Wolfe)
Kelly Cinnante Kelly Cinnante ... Yvonne
Rick Shapiro ... Kevin
Suzanne Costollos Suzanne Costollos ... Fran
Vincent Pastore ... Angelo (as Vinny Pastore)
Marianne Leone ... Carmella
Marie Michaels Marie Michaels ... Chickie
Anna Vergani Anna Vergani ... Grandma
John Nacco John Nacco ... Benny
Ann Tucker Ann Tucker ... Barbara
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Storyline

Donna and Michael are getting married. But first, they have to plan the reception, get the tux, buy the rings, and cope with their own uncertainty about the decision. Michael fears commitment. Donna has her doubts about Michael's immaturity. Both are getting cold feet. Written by Azure_Girl

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

15 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahavat Emet See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,354,268
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Picked by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the "50 Greatest Independent Films" in a special supplement devoted to independent films that was only distributed to subscribers in November 1997. See more »

Quotes

Maître d': We often color the potatoes to match the colors of the wedding.
Donna: Oh, yeah?
Maître d': But with rainbow, you can go with anything. Might I suggest a pale blue?
Michael: Wait a minute, wait a minute - did you say blue mashed potatoes?
Maître d': Yes.
Michael: No, we're not having blue mashed potatoes at this wedding.
Donna: What kind of blue?
Maître d': Sort of a sky blue.
Michael: Get out of here! I'm not eating blue food.
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Crazy Credits

Michael and Donna's black-and-white wedding video plays during much of the end credits. There is also a short color scene of the flower girl and ring bearer during the end credits. See more »


Soundtracks

How 'Bout Us
Written by Dana Walden
Performed by Julian
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Marrying Young
12 August 2017 | by sol-See all my reviews

As their wedding date draws closer, two youths grow increasingly uncertain about whether they are ready to get married in this debut feature from 'Dogfight' director Nancy Savoca. The script is by Savoca and her husband (Richard Guay) and the film benefits from showing both sides of the equation. As the boyfriend, Ron Eldard is torn between his bride and his unmarried friends who just want to party; as the girlfriend, Annabella Sciorra wonders if he is mature enough for her. There is some intriguing background information as it is revealed that her parents eloped and as they plan a larger-than-life wedding, it seems like they are mostly interested in making up for what they missed out on. Despite showing both sides though, the film is far more balanced in favour of Sciorra, which makes Eldard seem like a selfish jerk. A more interesting film may have given both sides equal weight rather than leave us wondering what she ever saw in him in the first place. If flawed though, the film survives well on account of great, naturalistic dialogue exchanges and memorable quirks like the option for blue potatoes at the wedding ceremony (!). The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; no small feat considering that it was competing against 'Heathers' and 'Sex, Lies and Videotape' and other films that have gone onto become better known cult hits.


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