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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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Si Robinson
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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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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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It's a song you'll always remember. It's a movie you'll never forget. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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31 August 1977 (USA)  »

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Un petit mélo dans la tête  »

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Michael Zaslow, who plays, Chris Nolan, was the first "red shirt" crewman, on Star Trek, to be killed, in 1966. Bones first said "He's dead, Jim!, for the first time. He also played super villain, Roger Thorpe, on the soap, Guiding Light. 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 I Love the '70s (2003) See more »

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The Morning Of My Life
Music and Lyrics by Joseph Brooks
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Romantics will forgive its many flaws
13 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Didi Conn really is wonderful in this, and her relationship with father Joe Silver is the reason to watch the film. And of course, the title song, which won an Oscar, is great the first time, good the second time, by the 5th time.... Yes, it is cliched, and at times, outright dumb, but the emotions and romantic view toward life and coming-of-age are timeless. Overall, I give it 7/10, and enjoy it every time I see it.


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