Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mixed Nuts- A Nora Ephron Film (1994)

Urban Dictionary: mixed nuts
A group of usually four friends, who are all different but the same. They mix well together like a packet of mixed nuts.



Philip runs a crisis hotline with Catherine and Mrs Munchnik. 
That's the easy part, now it gets tricky... Stanley loves 
evicting people and he evicts Philip. Philip loves helping 
people and he is loved by Catherine. Catherine is loved by 
Louie who loves writing songs. Chris loves dancing to songs 
and loves to wear large dresses. Gracie also loves to wear 
large dresses because she's pregnant. She loves the baby's 
father, Felix, who loves to paint. That just leaves Mrs. 
Munchnik who hasn't been loved by anybody in a very long 
time.Written by Tim McSmythurs <>
Premise: The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.
  • "Mixed Nuts" is a 1994 American Christmas comedy film directed by Nora Ephron, based on the 1982 French comedy film, Le Père Noël est une ordure. Co-written by Ephron and her sister Delia, the film features an ensemble cast which includes Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Rita Wilson, Anthony LaPaglia, Garry Shandling, Juliette Lewis, and Adam Sandler.

  1. language: English Language
  2. producers: James W. SkotchdopoleJohn SolomonPaul Junger WittDelia EphronJoseph Hartwick & Tony Thomas
  3. production design by Bill Groom
  4. written by Delia Ephron & Nora Ephron
  5. starring:
    1. Steve Martin as Philip
    2. Madeline Kahn as Mrs. Munchnik
    3. Anthony LaPaglia as Felix
    4. Robert Klein as Mr. Lobel
    5. Rob Reiner as Dr. Kinsky
    6. Juliette Lewis as Gracie
    7. Adam Sandler as Louie
    8. Liev Schreiber as Chris
    9. Garry Shandling as Stanley
    10. Rita Wilson as Catherine
    11. Jon Stewart as Rollerblader #2
    12. Parker Posey as Rollerblader #1
    13. Joely Fisher as Susan
    14. Haley Joel Osment as Little Boy
    15. Steven Wright as Man at Pay Phone
    16. Steven Randazzo as Detective
    17. Christine Cavanaugh as Police #1
    18. Henry Brown as Police #2
    19. Brian Markinson as Policeman
    20. Brian Markinson as Obscene Caller
    21. Caroline Aaron as Hotline Caller #1
    22. Mary Gross as Hotline Caller #2
    23. Mary A. Kelly as Hotline Caller #3
    24. Donald J. Lee, Jr. as Hotline Caller #4
    25. Victor Garber as Irate Neighbor
    26. Sidney Armus as Chris' Father
    27. Michele Singer Reiner as Vanessa
    28. Diane Sokolow as Chris' Mother
    29. Michael Badalucco as AAA Driver
    30. Joann Lamneck as Woman Doctor
    31. France Iann as Nurse #1
    32. Jacqueline Murphy as Nurse #2
    33. Daniel Getzoff as Gingerbread Man
    34. Kim Giancaterino as Venice Beach Shopper
    35. Kurt Lockwood as Rollerblading Snowman
  6. cinematography by Sven Nykvist
  7. edited by Robert M. Reitano
  8. music by George Fenton
  9. costume design by Jeffrey Kurland
  10. set decoration by George DeTitta, Jr.
  11. genres: Screwball comedy, Black comedy, Comedy
  12. subject: Christmas
  13. rating: PG-13 (USA)
  14. released on  (almost 20 years ago)

My two cents worth:
I think among the Nora Ephron classics, I like this the least, but I still like it.  It still made me smile and laugh at times.  It's just too rambunctious for me. 

Anyways, with all the twists and turns, all's well that ends well.

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