Introducing... Janet (1983)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Comedy
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Janet is an over-weight girl who has a knack for making the other children in school making fun of her own weight. In seeing the other kids reaction, she feels that she might ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynne Deragon ...
Adah Glassbourg ...
Janet Taylor
Ann-Marie MacDonald ...
Scot Denton ...
Renée Devillers ...
Girl #1
Emily Wilkinson ...
Girl #2
Rick Ringer ...
T.V. Announcer
Larry Horowitz ...
Freddy Goodman
Gabe Cohen ...
Donna Cherry
Jim Tuck ...
Waiter #1
John Lambert ...
Waiter #2
T.V. Producer (voice)


Janet is an over-weight girl who has a knack for making the other children in school making fun of her own weight. In seeing the other kids reaction, she feels that she might have what it takes to be a comedian. She visits the local comedy club where she finds Tony Moroni who is a struggling comedian whose jokes are less than funny. Together Tony helps Janet find self-esteem and Janet helps Tony with his material. Written by Skin70

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Comedy is not pretty., See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language




Also Known As:

Rubber Face  »

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Reeks of "after school special" syndrome.
12 March 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought this on laserdisc since it was only $4.00. Unfortunately, that was $4 too much. Jim Carrey is NOT the star of this film and it may never have seen the light of day were it not for Jim's success.

Judging by the time (under 50 minutes), this may have been a tv program. It stinks to high heaven ladies and gentlemen. From the music to the jokes to the acting on all levels (Carrey aside). It's plain to see why so few of the cast and crew have done anything beyond this program. The sound guys went on to work as did the cinematographer and of course, Jim Carrey.

The only service that this joke of a film provides is that it's a conversation starter for those who were involved. They get to say, "I worked with Jim Carrey when he was a nobody."

I don't know what anyone was thinking when taking the time to make this junk. If it was supposed to be funny, it failed on all levels. My only fear is that, given the plot, Rubberface may have been the inspiration for the much more recognized film, Punchline, with Sally Field and Tom Hanks. I say that it's a fear just because knowing that anyone else may have suffered the way I have been made to suffer makes my soul just a little bit darker each day.

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