That Old Feeling (film)

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That Old Feeling
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Carl Reiner
Produced by Tom Joyner
Bonnie Bruckheimer
Leslie Dixon
Written by Leslie Dixon
Music by Patrick Williams
Cinematography Steve Mason
Edited by Richard Halsey
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • April 4, 1997 (1997-04-04)
Running time
105 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office US$16,574,176

That Old Feeling is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Bette Midler and Dennis Farina.


Molly de Mora (Paula Marshall) invites her divorced parents (Bette Midler and Dennis Farina) to her wedding reception, where they see each other for the first time in 14 years. A shouting match between the two ensues. Following this, their spark is rekindled during the wedding reception. Over the next few days they fall in love again and run off together, thereby upsetting the newlyweds' honeymoon and their respective (current) spouses. If the scandal was made public it would be more controversial than usual, since the bride's husband hopes to stand for election to Congress. After searching for her parents and getting to know Joey Donna (Danny Nucci), her mother's number one paparazzi nicknamed "The Cockroach", whom she hires to help her find them, Molly decides that her parents deserve a chance to be together and gives them her honeymoon to Hawaii. When Keith objects to her decision, it is revealed that he slept with her stepmother. Knowing now that her marriage was a mistake, Molly runs off with Joey as her parents run off to Hawaii.



That Old Feeling met with mixed reviews from critics, with a 43% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, however 60% of fans like it.[1] The film opened at #4 at the North American box office making $5.1 million USD in its opening weekend. Lawrence Van Gelder gave the film a positive review in The New York Times, calling it a "raucous, high-spirited romantic comedy, which zips along under the direction of Carl Reiner, working from a script by the sharp-witted Leslie Dixon."[2]


  1. ^ "That Old Feeling". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  2. ^ "That Old Feeling (1997) Mom and Dad Getting Together Again? Stop Them!" Lawrence van Gelder, The New York Times, April 4, 1997

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