Boynton Beach Club

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Boynton Beach Club
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Directed by Susan Seidelman
Produced by Florence Seidelman
Susan Seidelman
Written by Susan Seidelman
Shelly Gitlow
Starring Brenda Vaccaro
Dyan Cannon
Joseph Bologna
Michael Nouri
Sally Kellerman
Len Cariou
Renée Taylor
Music by Marcelo Zarvos
Distributed by Roadside Attractions
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Release date
Running time
104 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Boynton Beach Club is a 2005 film directed by Susan Seidelman, a romantic comedy produced by her and her mother Florence. Based on experiences of Florence and her widowed friend David Cramer at an adult enclave in Boynton Beach (a city in Palm Beach County, Florida), the film was scripted by Susan Seidelman and Coral Gables, Florida writer Shelly Gitlow.


Marilyn (Brenda Vaccaro) is a woman unexpectedly plunged into grief when her otherwise healthy husband is killed by a woman (Renée Taylor) backing her car out of a driveway. She is introduced to the Boynton Beach Bereavement Club by Lois (Dyan Cannon), a talkative and flirtatious decorator who also serves as the club's unofficial social director.

Meanwhile, Harry (Joseph Bologna) tutors the newly widowed Jack (Len Cariou) in the related skills of cooking and courtship. Harry considers himself a ladies' man, but his confidence is temporarily shaken when an Internet "dream date" turns out to be a prostitute (Janice Hamilton). Jack eventually re-enters the dating scene, regaining his sexual confidence with the assistance of Sandy (Sally Kellerman). Lois herself begins dating the relatively younger Donald (Michael Nouri), who does not turn out to be the eligible bachelor he seems.



Shot in 2005, Boynton Beach Club premiered in the Hamptons International Film Festival in East Hampton, New York. It was then released to theaters in South Florida on March 17, 2006 and wider on August 4, playing in six states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Missouri, Arizona and California.

The film's working title was The Boynton Beach Bereavement Club.


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