USA | 1990 | 104min | PG
Jane Fonda plays Iris—a bakery worker in the Nevins & Davis, commercial bakery, who has found herself recently widowed and trying to support her family on a meager, working class paycheque.
This is not a cinematic masterpiece. In fact, it was released to much criticism, and actually lost money. But it’s directed by Martin Ritt—who made some of the most intense, political dramas of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s—and stars two of Hollywood’s biggest names in completely ridiculous roles. If you want to be entertained and watch Jane Fonda frost a cake with her super-tanned arms, or laugh at Robert DeNiro trying to spell, “train” or “friendship”, this is the movie for you.
Director: Martin Ritt
Cast: Jane Fonda, Robert DeNiro, Martha Plimpton
ABOUT THE FOOD IN FILM SERIES
Roselle Desserts is run by Steph and Bruce—a husband and wife team who met while working abroad in Paris, and now seek to use their bakery to provide Toronto with French-inspired desserts. Located in Cabbagetown, Roselle offers their clientele a selection of cakes, caramels, cookies, and pastries that they would want to eat themselves.
Food in Film at the Revue Cinema is curated by Cora James and is sponsored by Meridian Credit Union.
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