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Scenes from a Mall (1991)

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On their 16th anniversary, a married couple's trip to a Beverly Hills mall becomes the stage for personal revelations and deceptions.

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Paul Mazursky
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Midler ... Deborah
Woody Allen ... Nick
Bill Irwin ... Mime
Daren Firestone Daren Firestone ... Sam
Rebecca Nickels ... Jennifer
Paul Mazursky ... Dr. Hans Clava
Gregory Moore Gregory Moore ... Barber Shop Quartet
Michael Brown Michael Brown ... Barber Shop Quartet
Jonathan Guss Jonathan Guss ... Barber Shop Quartet
David Frye David Frye ... Barber Shop Quartet
Joseph Warren Joseph Warren ... Joe Cool & the Coolers (Rap Group)
Brian Warren Brian Warren ... Joe Cool & the Coolers (Rap Group)
Darrell Mason Darrell Mason ... Joe Cool & the Coolers (Rap Group)
Marc Shaiman ... Pianist
Augustin Bustamante Augustin Bustamante ... El Mariachi Bustamente
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On their 16. anniversary, during a shopping stroll, the lawyer Nick Fifer confesses his wife Deborah some affairs. She goes wild and insists on a divorce. After they agreed to the dividing up of their belongings, Deborah confesses having an affair, too. Now he gets very upset and wants the divorce for his part, but the last word is not spoken yet. Written by Thomas Manhardt <Thomas.Manhardt@wu-wien.ac.at>

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A hilarious adventure in marriage, infidelity and bargain shopping! See more »

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Trivia

Woody Allen and Bette Midler were both born on December 1st; Allen in 1935, Midler in 1945. See more »

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Deborah Fifer: I betrayed you? You betrayed me! What about your seven month adventure with a girl named Ed?
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Scene in a Mall (2004) See more »

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Juliet of the Spirits
Written by Nino Rota
Courtesy of Cam's Original Soundtrack
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My rating: 8
30 July 2013 | by kekcaSee all my reviews

Years before we see the first shopping malls, Woody Allen has a film in such mall. The mall was turned by him in embodiment of people's lives and in particular, their married life. With its multiple floors, escalators, shops, restaurants, parks, entertainment halls, organized events for promotions and holidays, the mall has become a world of the modern humans. But that is not the focus here, it is only the background of the most important.

This movie is funny and crazy just as love is. Watching it, the viewer is flicking left and right, up and down, should laugh, gladden, be sad, excited and put in position to be doubted in his own situation and maybe to remember and compare it with what is already there. The metaphors of floors and stores with different emotions that they bring, the spiral parking, escalators which symbolize the development of a love affair with all the positive and negative feelings that brings.

What I am saying is messy too, as is the movie - it has everything. If you're a fan of what is written here, watch this movie and you will feel truly alive, at least for a while.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,825,068, 24 February 1991

Gross USA:

$9,563,393

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,563,393
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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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