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Just the Way You Are (1984)

Susan is a young, beautiful and successful flute player, but because of her physical handicap, a lame leg, she is having difficulties finding Mr. Right. While on tour in France, she decides... See full summary »

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Susan Berlanger
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Peter Nichols
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Lisa Elliott
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Francois Rossignol
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Nicole Schallon
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Sam Carpenter
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Bobbie
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Jack the Answering Service Guy
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Frank Bantam (as Timothy Daly)
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Steve Haslachez
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Desk Clerk, Hotel Monte Blanc
André Oumansky ...
Paris Doctor
Billy Kearns ...
Earl Cooper, Frank's Boss
Joyce Gordon ...
Answering Service Lady
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Theater Assistant Manager
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Susan is a young, beautiful and successful flute player, but because of her physical handicap, a lame leg, she is having difficulties finding Mr. Right. While on tour in France, she decides to spend a few days on a ski resort wearing a fake cast around her lame leg to make sure her handicap goes unnoticed. Once arrived, she meets Peter, a handsome photographer... Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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16 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Won't Dance  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,291,803 (USA) (18 November 1984)

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$7,889,694 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Filming was delayed for a full year after star 'Kristy Mcnichol' developed a "chemical imbalance" and could not continue filming. She recovered in just two weeks, but the snowy second half of the film required waiting until next winter to shoot it. See more »

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The film is supposed to be shot in the winter, but there is one scene when they fly over Paris, and you can actually see green trees all through out. See more »

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References The Kid (1921) See more »

Soundtracks

Voulez-Vous
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
Courtesy of Polar Music
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Smart, sensitive romantic comedy gives way to directionless second-act...
29 September 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Kristy McNichol gives a good if uneven performance as a crippled flautist--working her way through a series of romantic losers here at home--who travels to a French ski-resort and gets a bright idea: she replaces her cumbersome leg-brace with a cast and finds guys wanting her sexually for the first time. Bumpy romantic comedy begins well, but is really two different pictures, with Kristy's musician going from shyly seductive girl to mercurial, exasperating kid. There are some savvy moments, but mostly in the quietly charming first hour. Once in France, where McNichol hooks up with incredibly patient photographer Michael Ontkean, the filmmakers get too silly, replacing the satiric wit with cheap, blurry sentiment and a pointless discotheque sequence that goes on...and on. **1/2 from ****


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