Plot & Details
Judy Berlin allows the audience to take a glimpse of a day at once strange and ordinary with the residents of Babylon, Long Island. Judy (Edie Falco) is an aspiring actress who is quitting her job as a "pilgrim" in a local historical museum's display to take her chances in Los Angeles. Her mother is a gifted but bitter schoolteacher (Barbara Barrie) who has long loved principal Arthur Gold (Bob Dishy) from afar. However, Arthur has a wife, Alice (Madeline Kahn), who's more than a bit eccentric and has driven him to distraction. Arthur and Alice have a son, David (Aaron Harnick), who like Judy has showbiz aspirations (he wants to be a filmmaker), though unlike Judy he has no idea of what to do about it; when Judy and David meet, could romance be lurking around the corner? First-time director Eric Mendelsohn has equipped this offbeat comic drama an outstanding cast, which also includes Julie Kavner, Anne Meara, and Novella Nelson.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Drama,Foreign
- Run Time: 97min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/25/2000
- DVD Release Date: 09/04/2001
- Distributor(s): The Shooting Gallery
- Director(s): Eric Mendelsohn
- Starring: Barbara Barrie , Bob Dishy , Edie Falco , Carlin Glynn , Aaron Harnick
- Themes: Small-Town Life,Mothers and Daughters,Coming Home,Suburban Dysfunction,Mothers and Sons
- Tone: Nocturnal,Gentle,Wistful,Dreamlike,Humorous,Lyrical,Understated
- Keywords: actor,aspiration,eclipse,filmmaker,reunion,romance
- Country of Origin: USA (02-25-2000)
- Language: English