Frankie & Johnny
FRANKIE & JOHNNY (15)
D: Garry Marshall
Paramount (Garry Marshall)
USA 🇺🇸 1991
W: Terrence McNally [based on his play "Frankie & Johnny In The Clair De Lune"]
DP: Dante Spinotti
Ed: Battle Davis & Jacqueline Cambas
Mus: Marvin Hamlisch
Al Pacino (Johnny), Michelle Pfeiffer (Frankie), Hector Elizondo (Nick), Nathan Lane (Tim), Kate Nelligan(Cora)
Not to be mistaken for the Elvis Presley 1966 film of the same name, although this film did adopt its name from the title song of that movie.
This likeable chick-flick romance probably suffers from miscasting of the lead roles as two vulnerable people, one an ex-convict, who work at a diner and fall in love with each other, although that's not to say that the performances are bad, it's just hard to believe that Al Pacino & Michelle Pfeiffer are so unglamourous and unlovable that all they have are each other. Still, it has some decent lines of dialogue and a scene-stealing performance from Kate Nelligan which make the story a little more believable.
Good enough as a movie, but it would certainly work better as a stage play.