PG | | Comedy, Drama
Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems.
Jennifer Jones originally owned the book rights, and wanted to play the part of Aurora. Sissy Spacek was originally scheduled to play the Debra Winger role. Jones and her husband, millionaire Norton Simon, originally commissioned the screenplay from Brooks as a comeback film. The writer subsequently decided that the character of Aurora should not have to be tailored to suit a particular actress, and persuaded Paramount Pictures to purchase the rights from the Simons. On accepting the Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium Oscar, Brooks especially thanked Jennifer Jones Simon.
Aurora Greenway: Yes?
Garrett Breedlove: You're not *fun*, by any chance, are you?
Aurora Greenway: I don't really think we should think about that right now.
Aurora Greenway: Impatient boys sometimes miss dessert!
When Emma gives Flap a tie, there is a purple tag hanging from the sleeve of her blouse.
$3,498,813 (USA) (27 November 1983)