Used People
Used People (1992)

Todd Graff wrote the screenplay for this eccentric romantic comedy in the spirit of Moonstruck that exchanges pasta for matzo balls. The film takes place in Queens in 1969, where Pearl Berman (Shirley MacLaine) has just arrived back from… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 6, 2011
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Emanuel Levy

A soap opera with suds, this meller gives a bad name to the woman's picture in its story of a Jewish widow-matriarch and her dysfunctional family (mom, two problematic daughters), thrown off its shaken balance when Mastroianni's Italian charmer arrives

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Mastroianni and MacLaine are both fine, but the film is a little too cutesy for its own good.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Well-observed but shapeless mainstream romantic comedy that reminds one of Moonstruck.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An old-fashioned melodrama with equal doses of laughter and tears.

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