Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon), a 43-year-old waitress with a fixation on Marilyn Monroe. The couple gradually fall in love, though age and social differences mean that the path of true love is strewn with problems.
The story of a younger man, and a bolder woman.
Did You Know?
The production shoot for this film started late October 1989 and ran through November with principal photography ending late December 1989 just prior to Christmas that year. See more
When Nora first visits Max's place, the boom Mic can be seen reflected. On the bookcase there is a framed photograph, the boom is reflected in it and can be seen moving to follow the conversation. See more
[talking at bar
Do you swim?
What was that?
I mean are you a swimmer? You're not real muscular but you're strong am I right?
[grins back at her
yeah, soon I will be falling all over you.
Good Hearted Woman
Performed by The Centurian Players
Written by Willie Nelson
& Waylon Jennings See more