Used People


(out of 5)

Delightful romantic comedy by Beeban Kidron, about love among the senior set. On the day of her husband’s funeral,  is approached by an old acquaintance ( in his first English-language role) who announces that he has been in love with her for decades and is now finally free to tell her. A bit taken aback by his gall, MacLaine decides against all better advice to go out on a date with him anyway.  has an excellent supporting turn as MacLaine’s frustrated daughter, but the real moments of brilliance come from a terrific  as MacLaine’s younger girl, who takes out her unhappiness in life by dressing up as a different movie star every day. The part is at first very comical, but eventually we get a good glimpse into the sorrow beneath it, and Harden is terrific every step of the way. This enjoyable comedy also stars  and .

JVC Entertainment Networks, Largo Entertainment

USA/Japan, 1992

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on his plays The Grandma Plays

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Cinematography by

Golden Globe Awards 1992


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