Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way.
The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.
The Wingo family is from South Carolina, they growing up in a house on a tidal plain. The oldest offspring, Lucas, largely acted as the protector for his younger twins siblings, Tom and Savannah, in light of their dysfunctional growing up, with their shrimper father, Henry, distant and abusive if/when he did pay them any attention, and their mother, Lila, while not doting on them most concerned about appearances and striving for social standing. Now in middle age, Savannah is a New York based poet, Tom, still living on the South Carolina coast outside of Charleston with his wife Sally and their own three doting daughters, taking a break from his high school teaching/football coaching job, while Lucas has long since died while still standing up for himself and his beliefs. Lila, divorced and now remarried with that wealth and social standing she so long desired, receives news that Savannah is in the hospital following her most recent suicide attempt. Not wanting to face the blame ...Written by
Chris O'Donnell, who would soon become a star in Scent of a Woman, won the role of Streisand's teenage son, Bernard, but Pat Conroy didn't think he was right. Looking through photos of other young actors, he picked one out, telling Streisand that she should hire him, instead. The actor was Streisand's own son, Jason Gould. See more »
Tom's Southern accent appears & disappears as the film progresses. See more »
I'm sick of my sister's attraction to razor blades - and I'm sick of shrinks who can't do a fucking thing to help her.
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Laserdisc version contains an alternate end credits sequence with Barbra Streisand's vocal performance of "Places That Belong To You" (which was replaced in the final film by new end title music by James Newton Howard after Streisand felt that to include the song would bring back the Dr. Lowenstein character and destroy the focal point of the story, which would be the Tom Wingo character). Also, alternate versions of the Tom and Susan affair scenes, and the following deleted scenes (presented in a separate supplementary section at the end of the film):
Tom remembering his late brother Luke;
Tom visiting Savannah in the hospital early in the film;
I absolutely loved this movie when I first saw it Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand had great chemistry throughout! Babs sure knows how to direct as she did with Yentl. Kate Nelligan in her over-the-top performance as Nolte's secluded mother. She left her children with her abusive alcoholic husband after a tragic event of escaped convicts. Then Nolte grows up in his southern up-bringing town. He becomes an English teacher and then marries lovely Blythe Danner an has 3 girls. Sounds like the ideal life right? WRONG!!!! His suicidal sister in New York tries to do away with herself and he must tell the shocking secrets of his dysfuctional family to psychiatrist Streisand who has had her share of problems as well. They eventually fall in love due to his wife's affair.He also coaches Streisand's real life son Jason Gould at football. Jeroen Krabbe was good as her a**hole of a husband.George Carlin was hilarious as the sister's gay neighbor. Melinda Dillon was also convincing as the waif sister.But Blythe Danner was my favorite. Everything Blythe does is sensational! She is much better than overrated Gwyneth! This is not all pain and suffering! I laughed so hard at the dinner party that I was in tears. But the endings was one of the most beautiful conclusions of a film I have ever seen! Splendid movie! See this video ASAP! NOW! NOW! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1991 140 mins. Rated: R CC.
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