Scenes from a Mall
Scenes from a Mall (1991)

This romantic comedy details the misadventures of a wealthy California couple during a day at the mall. Their shopping trip -- originally intended as a chance to buy presents and prepare for that evening's anniversary party -- soon… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 22, 1991
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2003
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Paul Mazursky's 14th film as director is a cozy, insular middle-aged marital comedy that's about as deep and rewarding as a day of mall-cruising.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Scenes From a Mall is a peculiar but, finally, very engaging comedy.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a thin premise that's employed to progressively lackluster effect by filmmaker Paul Mazursky...

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Mazursky has returned with a vengeance to his special universe where the upper middle class is the only thing that exists, and this time he has absolutely nothing to say about it.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

When a movie seems overflowing with interesting, colorful details, that is often a sign of desperation -- a way of saying, if the picture's no good, get a gaudier frame.

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TV Guide

There are moments here and there, but it's mostly ordinary, unimaginative writing. Midler and Allen deserve better.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Allen's admittedly funny lines get lost in the mess, and Midler, in relatively restrained mode, fades away altogether.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A close-up look at a couple's painful catharsis so well wedded to marital discord it's like going through a divorce with yourself.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Sorta funny, but the gap yawns between what it is and what it should have been.

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Carlos Magalhães
I may have had some fun watching it (I did laugh a few times), but not even a day later I realized I was incapable of remembering most of what I had seen… More