Stanley & Iris

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6.31 h 44 min1990X-RayPG-13
Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro star in a touching story of two people who escape their own private prisons -- he can't read, she's still grieving for her dead husband -- to explore a tender relationship.
Directors
Martin Ritt
Starring
Jane FondaRobert De NiroSwoosie Kurtz
Genres
DramaRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Martha PlimptonHarley CrossJamey SheridanFeodor Chaliapin Jr.Zohra LampertLoretta DevineJulie GarfieldKaren LudwigKathy KinneyLaurel LyleMary TestaKatherine CortezStephen RootEddie JonesFred J. ScollayDortha DuckworthJack GillBob AaronGordon MastenRichard BlackburnB.J. ReedConrad BergschneiderGuy SanvidoMichael C. BlackburnPaul HorruzeyGerry QuigleyShayne A. Wilson
Producers
Patrick J. PalmerArlene SellersJim Van WyckAlex Winitsky
Studio
MGM
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Content advisory
Violencefoul languagesexual content
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4.7 out of 5 stars

264 global ratings

  1. 85% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 9% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 2% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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Patience BlytheReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
A movie that starts off strong but loses its oomph
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This film starts off so well: a tale of two lost people who find each other in friendship. It really has a strong beginning and you find yourself asking: how will these complex stories intertwine in a meaningful way? Jane Fonda's family is interesting and you want to know more about them, but you kinda never do. The story of Stanley isn't fully explored. In short, the interesting aspects of the story are not fleshed out. While it is fascinating that an illiterate person could be an inventor, the pace at which the story skips ahead at that point leaves the viewer questioning what has happened, and your mind has to fill in the blanks. You never see Stanley pitching his ideas or working in the environment in which he thrives. You just see him come back in a Pontiac and picking Iris up on the side of the road and then they walk into her house. This movie is a missed opportunity for meaning that gets sidetracked into a typical ending that doesn't connect to the beginning. I would love to see it remade; clearly the original script was hacked apart.
antiques restorationReviewed in the United States on September 23, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
It's a feel-good movie...plain and simple
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Honestly, I cannot understand those who gave this a one-star rating. Sure...it's not academy award material but it's a movie with heavy-hitters starring as down-to-earth everyday people. Not to give anything away, but a happy ending is really nice during these trying times. You won't regret watching this wholesome movie.
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DaneReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very fulfilling
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The older Jane Fonda got the more she looked like her father. It's almost at times you can see him looking out from her face. Even though they may not have been close as father and daughter in many ways his talent and legacy remain alive in her and her talent shines through as well.
I was surprised they did not wear plastic gloves in the bakery. Perhaps the story took place before it was required?
Simple, well-written and well acted story. Worthwhile. No computer graphics. No aliens. No crashing cars. No blood and gore. What's not to like?
4 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
story of a slowly developing relationship between two underachievers
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A gentle film, very little in the way of big events, or even quick relationships. This is a story of a slowly developing relationship between two lost souls, each lost in a different way. Given the time for these two to really get together, and some of the frustrations along the way, you find yourself rooting for them to make it, not just as a pair, but as individuals as well. The acting is all you’d expect from this pair, up to their standards, with fine direction.
LynnieReviewed in the United States on October 22, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
what a beautiful piece of art.
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I totally love this movie. I've seen it over and over again. I watch it when I want to feel hopeful.
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Ralph KassingReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie
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A very nice movie with great iconic actors that actually has a happy ending. What a concept!
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LBReviewed in the United States on February 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Leaves You Smiling
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Sweet with depth and a happy ending... that's my kind of movie. Script and acting is what you'd anticipate from Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro... the best. Adult themes. Enjoy!
3 people found this helpful
SpudReviewed in the United States on December 29, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Acting was Very good
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I don't usually like Jane Fonda but she did a great job in this movie. I liked the story line too.
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