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Me, Natalie (1969)

A young woman struggles for independence.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Natalie Miller
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Shirley Norton
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Mr. Miller
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Harvey Belman
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Hester
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Natalie, Age 7 (as Robyn Morgan)
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Since she was a child, Natalie Miller has always thought she was an ugly ducking. Despite her mother's encouragement that she will grow up to be pretty, Natalie has never believed it will happen. She rents a Greenwich Village apartment from an eccentric landlady and gets a job at the Topless Bottom Club. She rides a motorcycle to work, decorates her loft with a moose head, and rides up and down a dumbwaiter to get to her apartment. There Natalie meets David an artist, and the two have a love affair before she discovers he is married. Written by alfiehitchie

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I guess I really didn't need help finding a husband... what I needed was help finding myself. That's really why I left home, mama. I figured the best way to find out who I really am is to stop being what you want me to be and start being what I want me to be... See more »

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6 February 1970 (Norway)  »

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Genç kizlar uyanin  »

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Film debut of Al Pacino. See more »

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Featured in Casting By (2012) See more »

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Off-Ramp To Nowhere
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Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by The Die-Hard Trippers
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Any girl who felt less than perfect will relate to this film
6 November 2001 | by (Seattle Wa) – See all my reviews

Those of us who grew up being less than "beautiful", can relate to Natalie all too well. We were unattractive, for whatever reason, and needed to feel loved and wanted. The progression of the film was perfect in the way it portrayed Natalie finding her own self, in both worth and confidence. The parents we excellently scripted and acted, as well as Farentino's character. It makes you laugh and cry at just the right times, and leaves you with a sense of being able to make the changes in your life that you didn't think were possible. I haven't seen this film since it's original release, but it has obviously made a tremendous impact upon me. I hope someone has the sense to release it on tape.


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