Used People (1992)

Director
Beeban Kidron

Main cast
Shirley MacLaine; Marcello Mastroianni; Bob Dishy; Jessica Tandy; Kathy Bates

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Description
At her husband's funeral, Pearl (Shirley Maclean), Jewish mother of two divorced and antagonistic daughters, meets an old Italian friend (Marcello Mastroianni) of her husband, whose advice years previously had stopped the husband leaving home. For 23 years he, now a widower, has secretly loved Pearl...


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