A solar eclipse augurs strange behavior from Babylon, Long Island's denizens. A lonely, repressed teacher (Barbara Barrie) flirts with her school's married headmaster (Bob Dishy), who's hampered by his preternaturally cheerful wife (Madeline Kahn). Meanwhile, Dishy's depressed son connects with the titular heroine (Edie Falco), who's full of joie de vivre. A snapshot of real life, Judy Berlin has the declarative ring of truth.
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- Eric Mendelsohn
- This movie is
- 1999 Sundance Film Festival®
- Grand Jury Prize: Drama nominee
- 2000 Independent Spirit Awards®
- Best Supporting Female nominee: Barbara Barrie
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; 7 deleted scenes with audio commentary; audio commentary by director Eric Mendelsohn, actor Edie Falco, producers Rocco Caruso and Wendy Jo Cohen; cast and crew information; Eric Mendelsohn's short film "Through an Open Window" (1992), starring Anne Meara and Cynthia Nixon; liner notes by Paper Magazine critic Dennis Dermody.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it