Stanley & Iris (1990)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Romance


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A struggling widow falls in love with an illiterate short-order cook whom she teaches to read and write in her kitchen each night.


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15 August 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
7
| Not That Memorable, But A Recommended Nice Story
I found this to be a so-so romance/drama that has a nice ending and a generally nice feel to it. It's not a Hallmark Hall Of Fame-type family film with sleeping-before-marriage considered "normal" behavior but considering it stars Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro, I would have expected a lot rougher movie, at least language-wise.

The most memorable part of the film is the portrayal of how difficult it must be to learn how to read and write when you are already an adult. That's the big theme of the movie and it involves some touching scenes but, to be honest, the film isn't that memorable.

It's still a fairly mild, nice tale that I would be happy to recommend.

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