STANLEY AND IRIS takes place in a small industrial town in New England. Iris King (Jane Fonda), a working-class mother of two, is riding home on the bus when her purse is stolen. After unsuccessfully attempting to recover the purse, she meets Stanley Cox (Robert De Niro), who offers to
walk her home. Stanley and Iris discover that they work at the same large bakery (she on the production line, he in the canteen) and strike up a friendship. Times are tough for both of them. Eight months a widow, Iris still grieves for her husband, but that is hardly the extent of her troubles.
Her teenage daughter Kelly (Martha Plimpton) is pregnant, and her unemployed sister, Sharo...