The Cemetery Club Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for The Cemetery Club the Movie

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Story of three Jewish widows who make weekly visits to their husband's graves while attempting to cope with their lives. Doris (Dukakis) is loyal to the memory of her husband and acts as the moral conscience of the trio. Lucille (Ladd) is a merry widow who wears clothes more suitable for younger women, but she also harbors a painful secret. Esther (Burstyn) struggles with her loneliness until a widowed cab driver begins to woo her. Commendably, the characters are given more dimension than Hollywood usually grants women of a certain age. Based on the play "The Cemetary Club" by Menchell, who also wrote the screenplay.


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Available on VHS
Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Only the Lonely, Growing Older, Female Bonding, Pittsburgh, Widows & Widowers
Ivan Menchell
Ellen Burstyn, Olympia Dukakis, Diane Ladd, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Christina Ricci, Bernie Casey, Alan Mason, Sam Schwartz, Jeff Howell, Robert Costanzo, Wallace Shawn, Louis Guss
Steven Poster
Bill Duke
Elmer Bernstein
David Brown, Sophie Hurst, Bonnie Palef, Buena Vista

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