A young widow still grieving over the death of her husband finds herself being comforted by a local housepainter.

Director:

David Anspaugh

Writers:

Ellen Simon (play), Ellen Simon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Perkins ... Rebecca Trager Lott
Whoopi Goldberg ... Sylvie Morrow
Shadia Simmons ... Jenny Morrow
Erica Luttrell ... Drew Morrow
Matthew Koller Matthew Koller ... Alex Morrow
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Lucy Trager
Kathleen Turner ... Alberta Russell
Scott Wickware Scott Wickware ... Policeman
Kelli Fox ... Nurse
Harrison Liu Harrison Liu ... Mr. Wong
Wayne Lam Wayne Lam ... Mr. Wong's Son
Ken Wong ... Mr. Wong's Father
Carlton Watson Carlton Watson ... Henrik
Jack Jessop Jack Jessop ... Sid
Josef Sommer ... Thomas Trager
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Storyline

College poetry professor and poet Rebecca Trager Lott's husband Ben Lott has just died in a freak accident. Rebecca's support during this difficult time consists of her best friend Sylvie Morrow, her sister Lucy Trager, and her ex-stepmother Alberta Trager. Earth mother Sylvie is dealing with what she sees as the probable end of her own marriage to her husband Paul Morrow. Chain smoking Lucy is a directionless and insecure woman who is still mourning their mother's death fourteen years earlier from cancer. And Wall Street executive Alberta, who Lucy in particular doesn't like in her life (especially as Alberta and their father have since divorced) is a domineering but admittedly efficient woman who treats her personal life as an extension of her professional life. As time progresses and each woman deals with her own issues while trying to help Rebecca, a hunky house painter who they have nicknamed "Valentino" enters their collective lives. "Valentino" profoundly affects each of their ... Written by Huggo

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Virginity, sex, the big cry, and other salty topics.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Writer Ellen Simon is Neil Simon's daughter. See more »

Quotes

Sylvie Morrow: You just have to follow your intuition.
Rebecca Trager Lott: My intuition is fine, it's yours I'm worried about!
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Lara Flynn Boyle/Bon Jovi (2001) See more »

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The Weakness In Me
Performed by Joan Armatrading
Written by Joan Armatrading
Joan Armatrading appears courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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4 June 2005 | by Christian1967See all my reviews

I'm not one to usually admit I was teared up during a movie but this movie got me at least three times. That alone should give it a 7 rating but I added one more. I guess I really understood Lucy in the movie since those are the type of women I would date. Once you get to know them all, all 4 that is, you can really understand this complex relationship. I will not go into too many details but this is a must watch movie and not a perfect 10 but pretty darn good. I cannot believe that this has under a 6 rating not true at all. So i have to add a few more lines. OK then vote for this movie with your heart not from a spectacularly sensational Hollywood standpoint.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moonlight and Valentino See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,250,912, 1 October 1995

Gross USA:

$2,484,226

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,484,226
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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