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That's Life! (1986)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  10 October 1986 (USA)
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Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed. Gillian is awaiting the results of a throat biopsy. Their lives... See full summary »

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Holly Parrish
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Father Baragone
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Megan Fairchild Bartlet
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Steve Larwin (as Rob Knepper)
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Larry Bartlet
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Josh Fairchild
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Janice Kern
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Kate Fairchild
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Dr. Keith Romanis
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Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed. Gillian is awaiting the results of a throat biopsy. Their lives are further complicated by their three grown children, a ditsy neighbor, a fortune teller, and an alcoholic priest. Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>

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aging | cancer | independent film

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This 1986 release was the first cinema movie that Felicia Farr, the actress wife of Jack Lemmon, had appeared in for thirteen years, Farr's last having been the Walter Matthau starrer Charley Varrick (1973) in 1973. See more »

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Microphone shadow visible during party scene in the tent. See more »

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Featured in The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1987) See more »

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HAVING A PARTY
Written and Performed by Sam Cooke
Courtesy of RCA Records
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc. (BMI)
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Brightly-painted neuroses...
19 October 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

An interesting misfire. Director and co-writer Blake Edwards tries for an autobiographical touch in this family-laden drama, and was rightly accused of narcissism by the critics (who probably wouldn't have pounced so hard had the picture been made with a bit more flavor). 60-year-old architect in Southern California expounds on life's woes while his too-patient spouse deals privately with her own agonies. Although Jack Lemmon does get to spout off with some well-written (if familiar) tyrannies, and Julie Andrews is allowed to put in her much-needed two-cents near the finish, I felt Edwards' film was far removed from reality. It seems to exist in a poor-sports netherworld in which only the wealthy are unhappy. Perhaps it's time for Edwards to get away from the beach-front condos of Malibu and see how the other half lives. *1/2 from ****


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