|Norman Loves Rose|
|Directed by||Henri Safran|
|Written by||Henri Safran|
|Produced by||Henri Safran|
Myra De Groot
|Music by||Mike Perjanik|
|Distributed by||Greater Union|
|17 September 1982|
Norman Loves Rose is a 1982 Australian comedy film.
A 13-year-old Jewish boy (Norman) develops an obsession for his older brother's wife (Rose), who is under parental pressure to start a family. The hapless dentist brother is not up to the job, and ditsy Rose encourages Norman's infatuation. While it is never made explicit how it came about, Rose eventually does become pregnant, to the satisfaction of the various interested parties.
Henri Safran had been looking for a comedy script to direct, and being unable to find one he was happy with, he decided to write one himself.
Sandra Hall in The Bulletin said, "the comedy relies on a certain amount of obtuseness, literal mindedness, double-takes and talking at cross-purposes. The characters are there to be laughed at, not with, and to that end much over-acting is done. Nobody turns out to be particularly likeable."