Man and woman. Student and teacher. Stanley and Iris. "Two great stars" (Leonard Maltin) - Oscar winners Jane Fonda and Robert De Niro - light up the screen in this bold, tender and "quietly noble love story" (The Hollywood Reporter) from the creators of Norma Rae.
He's a shy, illiterate short-order cook who's never taken a chance at love. She's a newly widowed factory worker who's vowed to never love again. But as their friendship slowly blossoms and Iris helps Stanley learn to read, his strong yet gentle kindness helps mend her broken heart. And where once two lonely strangers stood trapped within the past, Stanley and Iris can now begin a new chapter of their lives - together.