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Stanley & Iris

1989 - PG13 - 1:45
MGM/UA Home Video
Directed by Martin Ritt
Jane Fonda
Robert DeNiro
Feodor Chaliapin
Martha Plimpton
Swoosie Kurtz
Harley Cross
Jamey Sheridan

In an age when so many movies depend on gimmicks and special effects, a film rooted in basic truths and positive values is a precious commodity. Such a special film is Stanley & Iris, a wonderfully romantic love story that tackles a serious problem affecting one out of every five American adults: illiteracy. Two-time Academy Award winners Jane Fonda and Robert DeNiro, on-screen together for the first time, are brilliant as blue-collar workers trapped in their own private prisons. For Stanley Cox, it is his inability to read or write that has plagued him his entire life. For Iris King, it is the sudden loss of her husband that has paralyzed her emotions. Together, they help each other to learn, live and, ultimately, love again. From director Martin Ritt and writers Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr., whose previous collaborations include Hud, Norma Rae and Murphy's Romance, comes this important story that will make you laugh, make you cry, and remind you that, as Stanley puts it, "anything is possible."

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