Sweet Lorraine

  • 1987
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Drama

Lillian Garber (Maureen Stapleton) is the owner of the Lorraine, an 80-year-old Catskills hotel that is just hanging on. The place needs major renovation, and she hasn't the heart or the cash to continue. There is an offer to buy the place, but Lillian has other people's opinions to consider. The chef, Sam (Lee Richardson), who has been Lillian's longtime...read more

Where to Watch

Available to Stream

  • Watch on
Rating:

Lillian Garber (Maureen Stapleton) is the owner of the Lorraine, an 80-year-old Catskills hotel that is just hanging on. The place needs major renovation, and she hasn't the heart or the cash to continue. There is an offer to buy the place, but Lillian has other people's opinions to

consider. The chef, Sam (Lee Richardson), who has been Lillian's longtime lover, would like to keep the place open. Her granddaughter, Molly (Trini Alvarado), has come to work at the Lorraine to get her mind off her parents' divorce. SWEET LORRAINE meanders all over the place with not much of a

plot beyond a depiction of the day-to-day problems of running a kosher hotel that is about to go under. The movie is funny, sentimental, charming, and quite authentic, right down to the table settings. It is also remarkably free of the cliches one associates with the contexts. Stapleton is quite

believable, somewhat more so than Alvarado. Roman is a delight as the hotel's good-natured social director.

Cast & Details See all »

  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Lillian Garber (Maureen Stapleton) is the owner of the Lorraine, an 80-year-old Catskills hotel that is just hanging on. The place needs major renovation, and she hasn't the heart or the cash to continue. There is an offer to buy the place, but Lillian has… (more)

Show More »

Trending TonightSee all »