The Pallbearer Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for The Pallbearer the Movie

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You probably liked this one better when it was called "The Graduate," as this one shares some key plot points with, but lacks the edge and cultural impact of the 1967 classic. Basset-faced Schwimmer plays Tom, who is asked to be a pallbearer for an old high school classmate whom he can't quite remember. He is then seduced by the mother (Hershey) of the deceased, while trying to kindle a romance with the fabulous Julie DeMarco (Paltrow), an old classmate who can't quite remember him. The spurned older woman then begins to exact her revenge, while Tom tries to figure out how to court Julie while living at home with his mom. Good performances make it watchable.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Funerals, Suicide, May-December Romance, Romantic Triangles, Coming of Age
Matt Reeves, Jason Katims
Joseph (Joe) D'Onofrio, David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Barbara Hershey, Michael Rapaport, Carol Kane, Toni Collette, Michael Vartan
Robert Elswit
Matt Reeves
Stewart Copeland
Paul Webster, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Miramax Films

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