Lovers and Other Strangers became a "sleeper" hit, based on a play by Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna. The story is essentially a series of vignettes and anecdotes, unified by an impending marriage. Father of the bride Hal (Gig Young) has problems with his long-suffering mistress, Cathy (Anne Jackson), who spends much of the film sitting on the toilet, crying her eyes out; Wilma (Anne Meara), the bride's sex-starved sister, can't wrest her husband, Johnny (Harry Guardino), away from the TV; and Frank (Richard S. Castellano), as the groom's father, slips comfortably into Bartlett's Familiar Quotations with his oft-repeated query "So what's the story?" Twelfth-billed Diane Keaton makes her film debut as a garrulous wedding guest.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 106min.
- DVD Release Date: 07/06/2004
Richard S. Castellano
- Themes: Eccentric Families,Wedding Bells
- Tone: Sentimental,Wry,Cynical,Intimate,Affectionate,Talky
- Keywords: couple,extramarital-affair,family,marriage,sexual-frustration,television,wedding
- Language: English