PG-13 | | Drama, Romance
A struggling widow falls in love with an illiterate short-order cook whom she teaches to read and write in her kitchen each night.
Source novelist Pat Barker has allegedly stated that this theatrical feature film bears little resemblance to her source novel. Her original novel was set in Britain, and not the United States. Iris King (Robert De Niro) is one of several women whose lives the book portrays, and Stanley Cox (Jane Fonda) does not feature.
Let me tell you about us. I'm gonna need a working woman; that's you. You're gonna need a broad shoulder; that's me. I like you, Iris, just about as much as I love you. And you know what? We're gonna do just fine together. And a man could drown in ...
The final shot of that sequence supposedly takes place at Post and Washington Streets, but a street sign partly out of focus in the background is clearly different from either of those.