The Pickle

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"He's caught in a pickle and everyone is watching!"
  • R
  • 1993
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 4.4  (703)

The Pickle is a 1993 comedy film directed by Paul Mazursky and starring Danny Aiello, Dyan Cannon, Clotilde Courau, and Shelley Winters. The movie follows the life of a once-successful Manhattan filmmaker Harry Stone, played by Danny Aiello, who is struggling to find his next big hit after a series of failed movies. When Harry is approached by a former lover and famous French movie star, played by Clotilde Courau, with a script for a new film, he sees it as his chance to make a comeback. However, the script, called 'The Pickle', is strange and bizarre, and Harry becomes increasingly obsessed with making it.

With the help of his long-time assistant, played by Shelley Winters, and the financial backing of his ex-wife, played by Dyan Cannon, Harry sets out to make the movie, which involves finding a giant pickle to use as a prop.

As Harry becomes more and more consumed by the making of the movie, he begins to neglect his personal life and relationships, including those with his daughter, his current girlfriend, and his investors.

Throughout the film, there are also several dream sequences, which add to the surreal and comedic tone of the movie.

The Pickle explores the ups and downs of the movie industry and the lengths that people will go to in order to achieve success. It also touches on themes of aging, relationships, and the importance of balancing work and personal life.

Danny Aiello delivers a strong performance as the eccentric Harry Stone, and the supporting cast also shines in their respective roles.

The movie received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its quirkiness and humor, while others found it to be too bizarre and disjointed. However, it has gained a cult following over the years, cementing its place as a beloved classic among fans of offbeat comedies.

Overall, The Pickle is an entertaining and unique film that captures the eccentricities of the movie industry while delivering a message about the importance of staying true to oneself.

The Pickle is a 1993 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.4.

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    1 hr 43 min
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    4.4  (703)