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Frankie and Johnny Movie Review Summary

Actors: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane, Kate Nelligan

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Fresh out of prison, Johnny (Pacino), a middle-aged loner, lands a job as a short-order cook in a Greek restaurant in New York City. Frankie (Pfeiffer) is a waitress there. Johnny quickly falls in love with her and sets out to win her heart, despite the fact that she's beaten down by a series of bad relationships and would rather just watch TV and eat pizza during her time off. Terrence McNally expanded his play "Frankie and Johnny at the Claire de Lune," and the lovely story (released in 1991) pretty much rides on Pacino and Pfeiffer's sincere performances and decent chemistry (she's far too pretty for a role that Kathy Bates owned on stage), although they get good support from Elizondo as the boss, Lane as a gay neighbor, and Nelligan as another waitress.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   workplace romance Lover is...    -   criminal/bad doer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   play

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