Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1983)





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Movie Info

Enormous Changes at the Last Minute is a compilation film of three feminist yet disheartening stories of failed relationships. The first story features Virginia (Ellen Barkin) whose deadbeat husband has just left her and their three children. As a result, she is forced to go on welfare. She begins an affair with a now-married old flame, and struggles to keep sanity and humor alive against high odds. In the next vignette, Faith (Lynn Milgrim) visits her still-hip, literary parents in their retirement home to let them know that she and her husband have separated -- and she gets some shocking news in return from her father. In the last story, a social worker and a cabbie (Kevin Bacon) start an affair on a feeble pretext for mutual attraction, and when the social worker gets pregnant, her one-sided decisions on the matter have unexpected effects. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Ellen Barkin
as Virginia
Maria Tucci
as Alexandra
Ray Bernardi
as Mrs. Hegel-Shtein
Rosemary DeAngelis
as Welfare Worker
Sudie Bond
as Mrs. Raftery
Fay Bernardi
as Mrs. Hegel-Shtein
Tisa Chang
as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Based on three stories by Grace Paley, it's a set of miniatures, a trivial triptych that couldn't have less ambition.

January 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Enormous Changes seems less an effort to tell a story or series of stories than it is to make a point or series of points but something seems to have gotten lost on the way to the movie screen.

March 25, 2020 | Full Review…

There are four words I almost never use in the same sentence: I loved this film.

August 21, 2019 | Full Review…

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