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That Old Feeling (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 4 April 1997 (USA)
A bride's divorced parents find their old feelings for each other during the wedding reception and over the course of the next few days upsetting the newlywed's honeymoon.

Director:

Carl Reiner

Writer:

Leslie Dixon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Midler ... Lilly Leonard
Dennis Farina ... Dan De Mora
Paula Marshall ... Molly De Mora
Gail O'Grady ... Rowena
David Rasche ... Alan
James Denton ... Keith Marks (as Jamie Denton)
Danny Nucci ... Joey Donna
Blu Mankuma ... Piano Player
Jayne Eastwood ... Aunt Iris
Michael J. Reynolds ... Senator Marks
Joan Luchak Joan Luchak ... Senator Marks' Wife
Mike Wilmot Mike Wilmot ... Man at Wedding
Lula Franklin Lula Franklin ... Granny Tapper
George Hevenor George Hevenor ... Bandleader
Arlene Meadows Arlene Meadows ... Inn Proprietress
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Storyline

Lily and Dan are a couple who have been divorced for years. When their daughter, Molly gets married she invites them. At the reception, Lily and Dan bicker loudly so Molly asks them to leave. It's while they are alone that their banter turns into passion and they get it on. Later while Molly is having her wedding night she discovers her parents together and freaks out. The next day they run off and their partners are wondering where they are. Molly decides to try and find them and she enlists a paparazzi who's been following her mother to help find them. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It was the perfect wedding except for two things ...the bride's parents

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sex-related material | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aquel viejo sentimiento See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,103,075, 6 April 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,325,542, 30 May 1997
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Six years after making this film, actors Paula Marshall (Molly) and Danny Nucci (Joey) married in real life. See more »

Goofs

Reflected in the buildings that Molly and Joey are driving past. See more »

Quotes

Lilly: [after seeing a red hair on Keith's jacket] Rowena! You're shedding again!
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Connections

References Tonight! (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

That Old Feeling
Written by Sammy Fain, Lew Brown
Performed by Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson
Courtesy of Verve Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Well-crafted comedy with old Hollywood quality
26 April 2005 | by Alice_KSee all my reviews

This is a lovely romp without a wasted moment. The often quite broad comedy is believable due to the great script and fine acting. The story cuts to the chase in a way that is refreshing (see the scene where Lilly and Dan go outside at the wedding). The leads are all appealing, especially Danny Nucci and Paula Marshall as an unlikely duo and Bette Midler and Dennis Farina, who are evidently having a fabulous time.

This is just flat out enjoyable and well-written, the way a lot of comedies were in the golden days of Hollywood. And like those great classic comedies, this is not a sappy sentimental story with any false nobility. People admit to not being perfect. They don't try to be anything they're not - or if they do they are quickly deflated.

The underlying theme is "be true to yourself and don't get sucked into the boring b.s. of life." This is the kind of subversive edge that the great screwballs had, right down to including a pompous wannabe politician and a gold-digging second wife.

Bravo. If only they'd make more like this. How about a sequel or the same team coming back together for another project?


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