3 Men and a Little Lady

Synopsis: Sylvia's work increasingly takes her away from the three men who help bring up Mary, her daughter. When she decides to move to England and take Mary with her, the three men are heartbroken at losing the two most important females in their lives.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Emile Ardolino
Production: Touchstone Pictures
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Mary, come

and eat breakfast.




Huh-hum, mama,

huh-hum, mama.

Oh, you're just the person

I've been waiting for.

- Good morning, buttercup.

- Good morning, Jack.

Help me pick a tie.

How's this one?

Too traditional?

Absolutely right.

How 'bout this one?

Too avant garde.


- This one?

- I like that one.

What would I do

without you?

- Did you see my red shoe?

- Your red shoe?

I don't think

I have.

If I were a red shoe,

where would I hide?

Right over here?


Here? No.

What about back here?


Mary, honey,

your breakfast is ready!

- Are you going to the "inner"?

- The interview? Of course.

I'm going to meet

your teachers,

tell 'em what a

great kid you are.

- What should I wear?

- Let's pick something out.


I needed that.


Go eat your breakfast.

Hurry up.

- Did you get that review?

- Yes, thank you.

I loved seeing that guy eat crow

after what he said about you.

- You take my reviews too personally.

- I don't think so.

When we're in a restaurant

and you see a critic,

you want to throw

your butter knife.

I would've got the last

guy if he hadn't moved.

Oh, you missed

a spot.

Hello, lovely ladies.

- Here's your breakfast, Michael.

- Thanks.

- Toast is done.

- Damn!

Jerry, I realize you're

trying to save money,

but we are building an

office for 12,000 people.

You can't put a bathroom

on every other floor.

What if they don't go

before they come to work?

Fine, okay.

I'll hold.

Morning, everyone.

- Can you believe how

people try to save money?

- Jerry again?

Yeah, the Albert Schweitzer

of real estate.

Oh, no!

- Look, my foot must

have grown last night.

- That's my shoe.

Thank God.

I thought it was me.

Mary, don't you

like your oatmeal?

- It tastes like rubber.

- It's supposed to.

- What a crock.

- Where did you hear that expression?

What a crock!


What'd I do?

Finish getting dressed.

I'll fix something else.


Did I say "over night"?

I meant "over light."

- You don't like my eggs?

- You kidding?

That's the best

part about you.

They're perfect

just like you are.

- Look. You did your hair.

- Someone noticed!

Are we ready

for the interview?

- Absolutely.

- Definitely.

What about your

commercial shoot?

They gave me

an hour off.

This is the school

we want Mary to go to.

I've been here the 5 years it

took us to decide!

They put less research

into the salt treaty.

- Primary school...

- "Is the first watershed

event of a child's life."

Have I said that before?

Not in the last 5 minutes.

- I'll be there.

- Don't be late.

Have I ever let

you down before?

Mary, while we're

talking with the lady,

- you'll be in a class

with other boys and girls.

- Okay.

Relax. This

isn't going to hurt.

I think we

better start.

It's getting late.

Yes, it is.

- You're the architect?

- That's right.

And you are

the cartoonist?

- Actually, I'm a satirist.

- Michael draws Johnny Cool.

- Oh, that cute kitten!

- He's really not a kitten.

He's a cat who symbolizes

the angst of the single man.

- I adore that little hat he wears.

- Mr. Holden is...

- The actor.

- But very stable. Not one of...

Michael, they know

actors are normal people.

Good afternoon!

Oh, my God!

I didn't mean to frighten you.

Forgive the makeup.

I'm in the middle

of a commercial...

for Fairlawn Margarine

about Count Cholesterol.

Probably seen me

on TV, huh?

How do you do?

Hmm? How do you do?

I had a hell of a time

catching a cab.

What? Oh!

Thank you.

Ooo! Look.

Mary's drawn a picture

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