Directed by Norman Jewison
Man, do I hate this movie. I might be the only one on Earth who feels this way as I have never met anyone who did not like this film. Usually I can understand what people see in things if there is talent behind it, but I just can't figure out this movie's appeal.
Loretta Castorini is an accountant in Brooklyn living with her parents and grandfather. She accepts her boyfriend's proposal and he leaves her to plan the wedding as he visits his mother in Sicily. He asks her to invite his estranged brother Ronny to the wedding but Loretta has trouble making contact with him. When she finally tracks him down, the two find themselves instantly attracted to each other. Who will she choose? I was honestly curious, as both men are so unappealing.
I know the characters are supposed to be slightly wooden and weird, but even that can't excuse the bad acting on display here. I am in utter shock that Cher won Best Actress for this role, beating both Meryl Streep and Glenn Close. It seems we are supposed to fall in love with these characters, but they were all too malicious for my taste.
The dialogue in this film was even stranger than the characters. I just don't get it, but it doesn't feel like a big loss.
Cher threatened to quit if Nicolas Cage wasn't cast.