Norman Jewison (1987)

PG Certificate
Thu 30 Nov 3:50pm - 6:05pm Sony Movie Channel


Our Score
Cher's Oscar-winning performance in this unashamedly romantic comedy established once and for all that she could act. She plays a widow who looks set for a safe marriage to Danny Aiello, but falls instead for his moody younger brother, Nicolas Cage. John Patrick Shanley, who won an Academy Award for best original screenplay, paints a warm and affectionate picture of Italian-American life, and there are enough quirky touches to prevent this from toppling into treacle. Norman Jewison directs subtly and unobtrusively, allowing the splendid cast to make the most of Shanley's fine writing. Cher and Cage are attractive leads, but the film is stolen by the wonderful Olympia Dukakis (who was rewarded with an Oscar for best supporting actress) and Vincent Gardenia.


An Italian-American widow agrees to marry an older man - only to fall head over heels in love with his younger brother, leaving her facing an impossible choice. Romantic comedy, starring Cher in an Oscar-winning role, with Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis and Danny Aiello.

Cast & Crew

Loretta Castorini Cher
Ronny Cammareri Nicolas Cage
Rose Castorini Olympia Dukakis
Johnny Cammareri Danny Aiello
Cosmo Castorini Vincent Gardenia
Perry John R Mahoney
Rita Cappomaggi Julie Bovasso
Raymond Cappomaggi Louis Guss
Felix Leonardo Cimino
Director Norman Jewison
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Contains swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray