the year: 1987

the genre: comedy

the cast: Cher (Loretta Castorini); Nicolas Cage (Ronny Cammareri); Olympia Dukakis (Rose Castorini); Danny Aiello (Johnny Cammareri)

the plot: Loretta Castorini, a Brooklyn bookkeeper in her late 30s whose husband died several years earlier in a bus accident, decides it's time to get married again. So she accepts the proposal of a nice, middle-aged fellow named Johnny Cammareri. Loretta is convinced her first marriage was cursed because she and her husband had gotten married at City Hall; this time, she's determined to do things right, even as she admits to her mother, Rose, that she's not really in love with Johnny. Loretta is convinced that marrying Johnny is the safe and sure thing to do - until she meets his estranged younger brother Ronny, who tends the ovens in a neighborhood bakery...

Disclaimer: I haven't watched this in a while, and even then it was on tv, so there may be some inappropriate parts. But this has one of my favorite wrap-ups/ending scenes. Great characters!


Erika said...

Um....is it Nicholas Cage's birthday this week? If so, I'll look forward to National Treasure.

Scott said...

Or maybe Raising Arizona? How about Con-Air?