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The Marriage Fool

6.31 h 26 min19987+
Recently widowed after 41 years of marriage, Frank Walsh meets the outgoing Florence, sparking joy back into his life again. However, there is clear disapproval of her from his grown children, especially his eldest son Robert. As Frank and Florence grow closer in their relationship, Robert begins to change his perspective on their commitment and devotion to one another.
Charles Matthau
Walter MatthauCarol BurnettJohn Stamos
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Teri PoloSteve Behal
Jack GrossbartJoan Barnett
Multicom Entertainment Group Inc.
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4.5 out of 5 stars

5 global ratings

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  2. 23% of reviews have 4 stars
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Cristian Viorel IliescuReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 May 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best
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If I could appreciate the 100-star movie for Walter Matthau. I loved all his movies.
For me it was a good, well-played comedy.
Spiritual SeekerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 May 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Intersting ideas; clumsily produced
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It is generally easy going with some interesting ideas. The script, plot, acting, and direction seem rather clumsy and lacking at times. Some of this might be attributable to trying to handle too many stories in a short time. It appears to be a made for TV movie, which tend to be produced quickly on a low budget.
J R CReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 July 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
I liked the film and most of all I am very ...
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I liked the film and most of all I am very satisfied with the seller because of the diligient work that he/she did. I will place a new order as son as I see among their films a new one that I liked.
Vasily PughReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 February 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Matthau & Burnett
The Marriage Fool is one of those tv movies that used to float around the channels a few years ago before completely disappearing. Now, just the term 'tv movie' might put quite a few off, but it really shouldn't; there have been a few that can stand alongside more prestigious cinematic releases. 'The Marriage Fool' is a sweet and amusing rom-com that boasts one of the last appearances for the legend that is Walter Matthau and, needless to say, he is superb. The hang-dog look and dry humour is once again at the forefront here and his interplay with another screen legend, Carol Burnett, is joyous. John Stamos and Teri Polo's sub-plot is not just there as filler either and while Matthau and Burnett steal the show, the younger stars are excellent too. In a world of 'sound and fury, signifying nothing', something gentle and witty like 'The Marriage Fool' is a real tonic and I highly recommend it.
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