Today is (was) my birthday, so this particular film seems to fit the bill. It's a charming coming of age story about Francis Geminiani (Alan Rosenberg), the son of a gregarious, working class Italian father (Robert Viharo) living in South Philly. Francis is home for the summer from Harvard where he attends on scholarship. He's having some trouble dealing with the culture clash of Harvard vs. South Philly, so when two of his friends from school arrive for a few days unexpectedly he's not quite sure what to do about it. The neighbors are like family - Lucille (Moreno) is his father's girlfriend, and a prim motherly type, but she has a secret, Bunny Weinberger - nee Murphy (Kahn) is the single mother next door who used to be a chorus girl, her style is loud and obnoxious, but, like all the people in the film, her heart is huge. Her son Herschel (Timothy Jenkins) is awkward in oh, so many ways with his asthma, fascination with the history of public transportation and his eagerness to please. Into this mix comes Judith and Randy Hastings, two wealthy WASPs traveling the country on their summer vacation. Judith has a crush on Francis, but he can't return the favor because he thinks he has a crush on Randy.
The scene above is a turning point for Bunny. She's decided she's had enough and is going to end it all. It was uploaded to YouTube by rppr666. Disregard the incorrect aspect ratio. Madeline Kahn isn't fat in the film. This isn't available on DVD yet, but it was released on VHS and can still be found. It can also be watched in its entirety on YouTube, but the uploader has disabled embedding. Click this link to watch: http://youtu.be/46E-tRiXV2M
Obscurity factor: 9 (not well known, not on DVD, available on YouTube)