"Boynton Beach Club" was directed by early '80s indie queen Susan Seidelman ("Smithereens," "Desperately Seeking Susan"), but it was inspired by her mother Florence's experiences after she moved to an "active adult" community in Florida. A light ensemble comedy about falling in love past retirement age, it follows the romantic adventures of a group of seniors who meet through a local bereavement support group.
After Marilyn (Brenda Vaccaro) loses her husband to a crisply tanned elder driver who backs into him with her Mercury sedan, she reluctantly joins the Boynton Beach Bereavement Club at the suggestion of Lois (Dyan Cannon), a spunky, collagen-plumped widow in tight jeans and stilettos. Lois helps Marilyn adjust to life without her husband, learn how to drive again and manage her finances. In the meantime, she meets an attractive real estate developer (Michael Nouri) who seems almost too good to be true.
Also new to the club is Jack (Len Cariou), who has recently lost his wife to cancer. Jack is immediately taken under the wing of resident lady-killer Harry (Joseph Bologna). He also attracts the attention of Sandy (Sally Kellerman), who gently tries to coax him into a relationship before he's ready to move on.