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That's Life! (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 10 October 1986 (USA)
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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Fanny Ward
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Kate Fairchild
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Madame Carrie
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Corey (as Theodore Wilson)
Nicky Blair ...
Andre
Jordan Christopher ...
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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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Blake Edwards' That's Life!  »

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$4,079,895 (USA)
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Trivia

Blake Edwards had some health problems prior to the shoot, so work days were exceptionally short for a major film. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

HAVING A PARTY
Written and Performed by Sam Cooke
Courtesy of RCA Records
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc. (BMI)
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Overlooked and shouldn't be.
17 July 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Don't be surprised if you have never heard of "That's Life." It came and went quickly in 1988.

Jack Lemmon stars as a hypochondriac who is turning 60 and believes death is just around the corner. Of course nothing could be further from the truth. His wife is Julie Andrews as a singer who awaits the results of a test to see if she has cancer. But Lemmon is so wrapped up with his troubles his fails to realize his wife may be the one actually sick.

I know the description makes the film sound down and depressing. Nothing can be further from the truth!! As directed by Blake ("10," "Pink Panther") Edwards, the film is laced with comedy to relieve the tension for the audience as well as Julie Andrews.

This is a film for adults. It tackles real issues in real ways. The performances are all terrific and the mixture of comedy and drama are just right. It makes the film a qualified success.


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