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Norman Jewison (1987)

PG Certificate
Monday 12:10pm - 2pm Sky Cinema Drama & Romance


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
Cosmo Castorini Vincent Gardenia
Mr Johnny Cammareri Danny Aiello
Rita Cappomaggi Julie Bovasso
Perry John Mahoney
Raymond Cappomaggi Louis Guss
Old man, Loretta's grandfather Feodor Chaliapin Jr
Director Norman Jewison
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: Contains swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay


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