Frankie And Johnny


(out of 5)

This enjoyable drama is based on Terrence McNally’s play Frankie and Johnny In The Claire De Lune, about an overworked diner waitress () who is romanced by the short-order cook () who works with her. While Pfeiffer is a ridiculously glamorous choice for the role (it was played by Kathy Bates on the stage), she still manages to put across a low-key beauty that never interrupts her ability to give a terrific, finely-tuned dramatic performance.  The supporting characters (invented for the film version) are all so well written and real that the main romance feels even more natural, all the elements combining to make a fabulous little treat for any movie lover to enjoy.  is especially good as a foul-mouthed fellow waitress.

Paramount Pictures

USA, 1991

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on his play Frankie and Johnny in the Claire De Lune

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Golden Globe Awards 1991

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