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Nobody's Fool (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 November 1986 (USA)
Cassie has a miserable job in a bar, is lonely and depressed. Her boyfriend left her when she told him that she's pregnant. After several failed suicide attempts she'd given away her baby ... See full summary »

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Cassie
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Riley
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Pat
Jim Youngs ...
Billy
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Pearl
Gwen Welles ...
Shirley
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Kirk
Charlie Barnett ...
Nick
J.J. Hardy ...
Ralphy
William Steis ...
Frank
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Bingo
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Linda
Scott Rosensweig ...
Winston
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Cassie has a miserable job in a bar, is lonely and depressed. Her boyfriend left her when she told him that she's pregnant. After several failed suicide attempts she'd given away her baby for adoption - and regrets it now. When a theater group from L.A. comes to the small town Buckeye, she meets stage technician Riley. Discreetly he starts wooing her... she likes him very much, but still has feelings for her former boyfriend Billy too. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Everybody loves somebody, somehow

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7 November 1986 (USA)  »

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$563,358 (USA)
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An observant, empathetic, and well-detailed romance
19 January 1999 | by (Scotts Valley, California) – See all my reviews

I was immediately charmed by Nobody's Fool, and it was my first introduction to the widely versatile Rosanna Arquette. With its empathetic well-written effort to follow people trapped in their everyday lives, I believe the film can resonate inside many of its viewers. All cast characters are beautifully detailed and framed; everyone is likeable at one level or another. Again, viewers may "recognize" some of these people in their own lives. A brilliant cast reflects the highly observant screenplay very nicely.

Adding realism is a feeling that the lead role is a self-definition of Rosanna Arquette herself. This engaging factor gives the film a palpable third dimension of depth. I personally think it's her best film to date.


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