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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.

Director:

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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On their 16th wedding anniversary, Deborah and Nick decided to work out all their differences ...in public. See more »

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Deborah and Nick had been married for 16 years. Deborah said they had been together for 17 years, counting the year they dated. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Nick Fifer: [defensive] Am I the kind of guy who loses his temper?
Deborah Fifer: Please! You smashed the mime in the jaw!
Nick Fifer: [defensive] I gave him 100 bucks...
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Referenced in Family Matters: Scenes from a Mall (1993) See more »

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Winter Wonderland
Written by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith (as Dick Smith)
Performed by Vintage
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Frustrating!
1 December 2006 | by brookey189See all my reviews

One word that describes the movie for me is frustrating. Though the setting might be a rather original idea, it falls short on the plot and characters. For me, the couple are not convincing. They seem to different, a clingy, weak, uncool attorney married to a strong, manipulative and insightful woman. Whilst, Woody totally destroys any dignity and self respect for himself, Bette, seems to be constantly boosting her ego with more and more manipulation.

Another flaw is that the setting works against it. At times, i must admit they fit the criteria for a realistic approach of those couples who argue at shopping centre's so loudly, the whole idea in itself removes the realism from it. Though this is comedy, the mime, for me is straight up an irritation.

There just seems to be no character development and that's what the whole film has tried to fit into. The plot is written to suit the insight of a couple who play mind games on each other constantly, and for me falls short.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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