Scenes from a Mall [Blu-ray]
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A Hilarious Adventure in Marriage, Infidelity and Bargain Shopping!
In the zany, outrageous tradition of Down And Out In Beverly Hills and Ruthless People, SCENES FROM A MALL teams up Bette Midler and Woody Allen -- comedy's ultimate mix of combustible fun! During a spending spree in an upscale shopping center, this Beverly Hills couple s seemingly happy marriage takes an outlandish turn for the worse when they try to work out their marital differences...in public! You're sure to cash in on a great deal of fun when you check out this hilarious comedy treat from acclaimed director Paul Mazursky.
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Why? I think because they caught the silliness of that Southern California bourgeois with Jewish overlay world very well. half the fun was watching Woody Allen's expressions.
I also though the damn mime scene was painfully funny!
Starting out at home, leaving the kids to go on a holiday skiing trip, on their sixteenth aniversary they prepare for an all day Christmas shopping spree at the local mall. When they get there they are already confronted with the zany antics of a mime (played well by Bill Irwin from the GRINCH). They exchange aniversary gifts and then extramarital revelations. With this we see an aray of different emotional acts... crying, screaming, hitting, throwing, talking, etc etc. It all changes in a second, very unexpectedly. That is one of things that makes this movie so good, is that everything is so unexpected. Scenes from a Mall is very unpredictable. With beautiful holiday sequences, sharp laughs, very dry humor, happy thoughts of the past, SFAM will not let you down! Including the awesome adaptions of "You Do Something to Me" by Marc Shaiman and an unmatchable vocal by Marlene Dietrich. Thank you Paul Mazursky for giving me a favorite movie, SCENES FROM A MALL is just that.
Bette Midler was absolutely perfect in the role of his all-too-human, far-less-than-perfect wife. (I'm not necessarily a Midler fan, but kudos to her in this role. Great job, Bette.)
Still, I would certainly recommend this film for the purpose of killing a couple of hours of otherwise available time. It's not going to educate or elevate you, it will not ask you to re-evaluate your life, but you will chuckle . . . and, sometimes, that's quite enough. It's a pleasantly diverting bit of fluff.
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Just the movie, nothing extra. Video quality doesn't make HD justice, but hey, it was cheap. The movie is a mostly funny throwaway. Woody acts, doesn't direct. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Benevolent Dictator
This is not Woody Allen's best film, but it's fun and entertaining. What I especially like about it is the fact that it's a snapshot into the mall culture--and LA culture--of the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by otowngrl2012
Was hoping Bette milder would make this worth watching. Sadly she didn't
Too 80's and not fun at all
Maybe it's because these two actors can do no wrong as far as I am concerned, but I did love this movie, thought the delivery of a sometimes imperfect script was charming and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rozanna
Big disappointment. Wasn't really funny and wasn't really dramatic. Acting and dialogue not so great. Wouldn't really recommend.Published 19 months ago by Louis888