Scenes from a Mall

Scenes from a Mall

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Paul Mazursky
Produced by Paul Mazursky
Written by Roger L. Simon
Paul Mazursky
Music by Marc Shaiman
Cinematography Fred Murphy
Edited by Stuart H. Pappé
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release dates
February 22, 1991 (1991-02-22)
Running time
89 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3 million
Box office $9,563,393 (USA)

Scenes from a Mall is a 1991 American comedy film directed by Paul Mazursky, written by Mazursky and Roger L. Simon, and starring Bette Midler and Woody Allen in one of the few films in which he only acted, without directing and/or producing, alongside Play it Again, Sam (1972), The Front (1976), The Sunshine Boys (1996), Antz (1998), Picking up the Pieces (2000) and Fading Gigolo (2013).


In the film, Nick (Allen), a sports lawyer, is married to psychotherapist and author Deborah (Midler). After years of being happily married, Nick reveals to Deborah that he has had an affair. She is soon shocked and requests a divorce, but later admits that she herself has been unfaithful.



The film received a mixed reception, and currently rates at 33% on Rotten Tomatoes. At the time of its release, film critics Siskel & Ebert gave the film "Two Thumbs Down".[1][2][3][4]

Box office

The film was not a box office success but did manage to bring back its budget.[5]


  1. "Review/Film; A Marriage On and Off The Rocks". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
  2. "Scenes from a Mall". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
  3. "MOVIE REVIEW : Down and Out in Beverly Center : A Slice of L.A.--Without the Bite". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
  4. "Scenes from a Mall". Variety. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
  5. "THREE-DAY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE : A Replay of the Top Fhree". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
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