Nora's sister, Judy , meets Max the following day and explains to him, in Nora's absence, how they were abandoned as children and that she left a young Nora to fend for herself. Following an argument between Nora and Neil's father, she walks out, Max and his mother following. But more important than the age dynamic, is the deep attraction between Nora and Max, which goes strongly across traditional cultural differences. Synopsis Max Baron James Spader is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife. The moment gets a laugh, because we like it when movie characters allow their emotions to overcome them. Max becomes more relaxed and cheerful around Nora and at his work, but remains reluctant to reveal their relationship to his family and friends.
On the way to his friend Neil's bachelor party, Max picks up 50 burgers from a diner called White Palace. Baron , Max's friends, and the Horowitz extended family make Nora uncomfortable. But the weakness of the film is when it falls into the same sappy romantic cliches as countless other love stories. After visiting his wife's grave on the second anniversary of her death, Max returns to White Palace to watch a busy Nora from a distance. The 'connection' prevents him from leaving.
Because she found out Spader was lying to her - that he didn't really want to invite her to the dinner, until she forced him into it. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. The first and perhaps most noticeable aspect is one of the hottest and more believable seduction scenes in a movie, where Nora shows a raw animal passion for Max rarely shown in movies and when it is is shown in an unfavorable light, e. They end up having passionate sex. He gets into a heated debate with forty-three-year-old waitress, Nora Baker Susan Sarandon when he realizes that his order is short several burgers.
Max finds Nora there and confesses his love to her, revealing that he quit his job and moved to New York to be with her. With time, however, their class and age differences become an obstacle in their relationship, especially since Max can't keep Nora a secret from his Jewish friends and upper-crust associates forever. At the Thanksgiving dinner with Neil, Rachel, Mrs. Max playfully clears the table of its contents and lays a laughing Nora down on it, climbing on top of her and passionately kissing her, while the whole restaurant cheers and applauds. One casual bout of passion later and Max is telling her it's just one of those things before rushing back to her doorstep and turning the affair into a Real Relationship. Louis was used — and that address is even given in the film as a plug for the diner. They would disapprove, he guesses, because of her background, her age, and her religion.
This time, it's not a rich executive falling in love with a gorgeous hooker, but a young ad executive falling for an older woman who's a waitress down at the local hamburger joint. Drunk, she flirts with him, but he pushes her advances away and starts to leave. It currently holds a rating of 59% on based on 17 reviews. Louis, but drunkenly crashes his car into her mailbox. Storyline WhitePalace : Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. With time, however, their class and age differences become an obstacle in their relationship, especially since Max can't keep Nora a secret from his Jewish friends and upper-crust associates forever. It was written by and , based on the novel of the same name by Glenn Savan who appears in the film as an with a small speaking part.
It's a film on the subject of appropriateness. Louis area, one of the few major movie productions to be filmed and set there, including the Dinner scenes, which were filmed in a private home off Conway Road located at 2 Frontenac Place in west , and Nora's house, which was in the neighborhood of the City of St. But the movie isn't really about that attraction. So he lies and evades and avoids taking her to a friend's wedding, and when he finally does break down and takes her to a family dinner, it's a disaster. They argue about how Max keeps their relationship a secret and that he is probably ashamed of being seen with her. Yet she exists so far outside his social circle he doesn't want to let her in. The executive, played by , is told by women in the movie that he has beautiful eyes and is really good-looking.
With time, however, their class and age differences become an obstacle in their relationship, especially since Max can't keep Nora a secret from his Jewish friends and upper-crust associates forever. Spader has his young yuppie act honed to perfection by now, while Sarandon the thinking moviegoer's older woman gets well into character as the brazen waitress whose lifestyle is perhaps best summed up by the overflowing ashtray in her bathroom. They reunite, kissing tenderly as patrons of the restaurant look on. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and smoldering. He lives in an expensive apartment. The 27-year-old Max Baron Spader works in advertising and has a spacious apartment filled with all the expected yuppie gadgets while the 43-year-old Nora Baker Sarandon works in a fast food joint the White Palace of the title and exists in a mess of a house on the wrong side of St. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker Susan Sarandon , a 43-year-old waitress with a fixation on Marilyn Monroe.
They look at each other, and then they fall into each other's arms, in a spontaneous expression of sexual passion. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Spader is fascinated by this woman and wants to be with her, but he also feels it necessary to hide her from his upper-middle-class Jewish circle of family and friends. Instead, an independent at the intersection of North Eighteenth and Olive Streets just west of downtown St. The couple gradually fall in love, though age and social differences mean that the path of true love is strewn with problems.