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Running time
102 min.
United States United States
John Patrick Shanley
Dick Hyman
David Watkin
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Comedy. Drama. Romance | Romantic Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
In this glowingly atmospheric comedy, a young Italian-American woman, bitter after having been widowed by a speeding bus, makes a practical decision to marry a longtime friend for stability and security, even though her feelings for him are tepid at best. But when she falls in love with her fiances estranged one-handed younger brother, screwball sparks fly. Great, subtle performances and a warm regard for the films Bronx milieu highlight the film. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Picture, Best Director.
1987: 3 Academy Awards: Actress (Cher), Supporting Actress (Dukakis), Original Screenplay. 6 Nominations
1987: Golden Globes: Best Actress (Cher) and Best Supp. Actress (Dukakis). 5 Nominations
1988: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Director
1987: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actress (Cher)
1988: BAFTA Awards: 4 nominations, including Best Actress (Cher)
1987: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supp. Actress (Dukakis)
1987: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supp. Actress (Dukakis). 2 Nom.
1987: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Screenplay
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