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821 Ratings


Directed by Norman Jewison
United States, 1987
Romance, Comedy, Drama


A widowed Brooklyn book-keeper is torn between her fiancé and his brother.

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Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1988 | 2 wins including: Best Director

Academy Awards

1988 | 3 wins including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

1988 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1987 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress

BAFTA Awards

1989 | 4 nominations including: Best Actress

Critics reviews

The big selling-point is Shanley’s theatrical dialogue, building a bubble-world by e.g. having consecutive conversations revolve around Love or Death – but even the expert writing reeked too much of expert writing this time (see e.g. the carefully-worked back-and-forth that culminates with “A bride without a head!”; “A wolf without a foot!”).
March 01, 2015
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