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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 January 1991 (UK)
Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

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Douglas Bridge - as a boy
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Virgil Barron
Addison Myers ...
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Mr. Gadbury
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Mabel Ong
Al Christy ...
Judge
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It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and the complications are derived from that they have a more modern view of life. Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Divided by time and tradition. United by love and hope. The story of an unforgettable family.

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$7,698,010
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Newman and Woodward were a couple in real life as well, married from February 2, 1958 until Newman's death in September 2008. See more »

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The glass of beer on the tablecloth moves from being completely on the white part to resting on the border depending on the camera angle. See more »

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Shakespearean Tutor to Mr. Newman - Senator Bob Dole See more »

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The Rhumba Jumps
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (as Glenn Miller & His Orchestra), Marion Huston,
Tex Beneke
Courtesy of RCA Records
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like paging through a family photo album
8 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

Films produced under the Merchant/Ivory banner are, as a general rule, respectable, literate, and often more than a little bit dull. But here's an exception (to the last rule, at least): an intimate, snapshot diary of an ordinary, middle-class, mid-American couple, played by the off-screen couple of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Ruth Jhabvala's sensitive adaptation of the twin novels by Evan Connell is highlighted by her customary wit and attention to detail, with Newman and Woodward improving on the title roles by adding in their performances subtle shades of character which can't be written into any script. The episodic, slice-of-life structure doesn't allow for any dramatic momentum, and there isn't much of a message beyond the observation that native mid-westerners are emotionally repressed, but under James Ivory's typically graceful direction (and with the help of a first-rate supporting cast) it's an uncommonly rich film, full of privileged moments.


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