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You Light Up My Life (1977)

PG | | Drama, Romance | 31 August 1977 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Laurie Robinson
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Si 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 (as a child)
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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Drama | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »
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31 August 1977 (USA)  »

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Un petit mélo dans la tête  »

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1.85 : 1
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Closing credits: The characters and incidents portrayed in this motion picture and the names used herein are totally fictitious and any similarity to the names, character or history of persons living or dead is entirely coincidental. See more »

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Laurie Robinson: 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 Can't Stop the Music (1980) See more »

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The Morning Of My Life
Music and Lyrics by Joseph Brooks
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More of a Song than a Movie
2 March 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

When we ask ourselves, what came first, the chicken or the egg, we look at the other question, what came first, this movie or it's hit song? Didi Conn is a good actress but far from an great actress. More like a field goal kicker, Didi can not run the ball into the end zone for a touch down. She is not a star player. Then again, she is worth a good three points and can add her talent to the (team) cast. For a lead actress, she does not have it. Although this is a movie focused on independent women, Didi can only do so much. The movie shows the 3 men in her life and how all three want something from her as oppose to offering something to her. For her "lip" singing, this adds nothing to her quality of acting. If Didi co-starred in this movie, she would have been nominated for an academy award. Instead, the only thing this movie is remembered for is the academy award for the best song. Nothing more.


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