Born on June 21st, 1925
From Troy, New York
During World War II, Reyzel Weiss (Kyra Sedgwick) escapes Poland and settles in America with her father, Mordecai (Maximilian Schell), believing that both her mother and her sister had become victims of the Holocaust. As an adult, she changes her name to Rose White and remains silent about her past. After almost 20 years, however, Rose learns that her sister, Lusia (Amanda Plummer), survived. Eventually, the two reunite, and Rose must finally face her painful memories and accept her heritage.
American journalist John Reed (Warren Beatty) journeys to Russia to document the Boleshevik Revolution and returns a revolutionary. His fervor for left-wing politics leads him to Louise Bryant (Diane Keaton), then married, who will become a feminist icon and activist. Politics at home become more complicated as the rift grows between reality and Reed's ideals. Bryant takes up with a cynical playwright (Jack Nicholson), and Reed returns to Russia, where his health declines.
In a film based on Neil Simon's hit play, Walter Matthau portrays three unconnected roles. Sam Nash reluctantly joins his wife, Karen (Maureen Stapleton), in the suite where they spent their honeymoon, hoping to revive their flagging marriage. Then Jesse Kiplinger, an aging movie producer, is determined to seduce his old flame, Muriel (Barbara Harris). Finally, Matthau is beleaguered father Roy Hubley who, with his wife, Norma (Lee Grant), struggles to get their daughter to her own wedding.