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You Light Up My Life (1977)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  31 August 1977 (USA)
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Laurie Robinson
Joe Silver ...
Sy Robinson
Michael Zaslow ...
Chris Nolan
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Ken Rothenberg
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Annie Gerrard
Jerry Keller ...
Conductor
Lisa Reeves ...
Carla Wright
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Charley Nelson
Simmy Bow ...
Mr. Granek
Bernice Nicholson ...
Mrs. Granek
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Account Executive
Joseph Brooks ...
Creative Director (as Joe Brooks)
Amy Letterman ...
Laurie
Marty Zagon ...
Mr. Nussbaum
Martin Gish ...
Harold Nussbaum
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Laurie has been in show business since she was a child. Her dream is to be a singer, songwriter and actress. Her father wants her to be a comedian like him and Laurie only tries because it pleases her father. But she is a lousy comedian. She auditions for everything and is engaged to Ken, but Ken does not understand her needs. She has a one night stand with Chris, only to later find that he is a director. She has many emotions that have not yet been addressed and she must face them before she can get on with her life. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Sometimes when you reach for a dream you have to leave something behind. See more »

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31 August 1977 (USA)  »

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Un petit mélo dans la tête  »

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Trivia

All songs sung by Didi Conn in the movie were lip-synched. The actual singer on the soundtrack album was Kacey Cisyk (often misspelled as 'Cassie Cisyk') , who also appears in the film as a bridesmaid. Debby Boone covered the title track, and her version spent 10 weeks at #1 on the U.S. pop music charts in 1977. See more »

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Laurie Robinson/Didi Conn: I learned something today, Pop. It was really painful, but I learned something. I learned that I have to depend on myself. I can't depend on anybody else and that's ok. You know why? Because I'm a really good person to depend on. Maybe I don't have someone that I thought I loved a lot really, but that's ok because I've got me. And I've got my work. And I've got my music. And I love that - more than anything else on this earth.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Steve Buscemi/Third Eye Blind (1998) See more »

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The Morning Of My Life
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OK, I'm a hopeless romantic, I admit it
27 May 2007 | by (Houston, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Yes, the song is catchy, but hardly great. Yes, the plot is pure soap opera. But Didi Conn delivers a great performance. With anyone else, this film might have deserved all of the scorn heaped upon it. But Conn's earnest likability really sells it. The supporting cast is good, but it's Conn's show. It's a pity she's just so nice - if she were trashier and more traditionally attractive, she could have a much bigger career. As some others have said, the award winning title song is also good the first few times around, but gets a little tiresome after a while. But the movie is one I can watch over and over (well, at least several times a year) and still enjoy.

For anyone who's also a romantic and prefers films with heart to those with an edge, it's a must see.


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