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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Deborah
... Nick
... Mime
Daren Firestone ... Sam
Rebecca Nickels ... Jennifer
... Dr. Hans Clava
Gregory Moore ... Barber Shop Quartet
Michael Brown ... Barber Shop Quartet
Jonathan Guss ... Barber Shop Quartet
David Frye ... Barber Shop Quartet
Joseph Warren ... Joe Cool & the Coolers (Rap Group)
Brian Warren ... Joe Cool & the Coolers (Rap Group)
Darrell Mason ... Joe Cool & the Coolers (Rap Group)
... Pianist
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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22 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein ganz normaler Hochzeitstag  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,563,393
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As this is not a Woody Allen written and directed movie, the film's opening and closing titles are not in the traditional format of a usual regular Woody Allen film with the ole' time music tracks played alongside the white-on-black old fashioned title cards. See more »

Quotes

[looking for his car in the mall parking garage]
Nick Fifer: Where's my fucking Saab?
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References Scenes from a Marriage (1973) See more »

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by Gene Autry
Courtesy of Everest Records
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unfocused comedy doesn't deliver the goods
1 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Director Paul Mazursky is always at his best when satirizing trendy Southern California lifestyles, and he does so here from that most quintessential Southern California setting: the shopping mall, where Bette Midler and Woody Allen break up and reconcile over the afternoon of their 16th wedding anniversary. The windy script was obviously written with Allen in mind, but the New York comedian is just as clearly out of his element playing a nouveau-riche, pony-tailed attorney with a taste for sushi and frozen yogurt. The sheer novelty value of such unlikely miscasting is irresistible, especially with the typically neurotic Allen paired (for once) against a co-star as extroverted as Midler, more or less reprising her role from Mazursky's 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills' (1986). But the film never rises to the laugh-riot level expected from the talent involved: it's a claustrophobic, one-act, two-character comedy, no less thin and shallow than the LA culture it mocks, and often pointless except as a vehicle for its two bankable stars. Imagine the film with two unknown actors in the same roles, and it all but disappears off the screen.


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