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New Year's Day (1989)

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A man returns to his sublet apartment to find the previous tenants, three offbeat young women, still in residence, under the mistaken belief that they have the apartment until the end of ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Lucy (as Maggie Jakobson)
Gwen Welles ...
Annie
Melanie Winter ...
Winona
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Drew
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Billy
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Lazlo
Michael Emil ...
Dr. Stadthagen
Donna Germain ...
Dr. Stadthagen's Friend
Harvey Miller ...
Lucy's Father
Irene Moore ...
Lucy's Mother
James E. dePriest ...
Lucy's Shrink
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Marjorie
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Delivery Man
Katherine Wallach ...
Delivery Man's Friend
Paul Dark ...
Redheaded Man
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A man returns to his sublet apartment to find the previous tenants, three offbeat young women, still in residence, under the mistaken belief that they have the apartment until the end of New Year's Day. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Time to move on...

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21 December 1990 (Netherlands)  »

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Le prime immagini dell'anno nuovo  »

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The "screenplay" for this film famously consisted of one mass, visually daunting flow-chart of ideas circled and connected to each other (in the center of this mass of ideas was written "New Year's Day (Time to Move On)". Typical to Jaglom's style, the actors improvised all the dialogue. See more »

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Drew: [first lines, talking to the camera] Okay, so I was miserable. And I stayed miserable for about a year. And then I decided that I was bored with being miserable. I mean, after a while, how much can you enjoy your own misery?
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Crazy Credits

The end credits play over the character of Drew watching the videotape of Lucy playing with the dolphins. Note: A copy of Jaglom's mentor Orson Welles' biography is clearly visible. See more »

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It's a Most Unusual Day
Performed by Doris Day
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Practically had me asleep
23 January 2014 | by (Oakland, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Okay, so maybe it's a little bit cliché to watch this on January 1 but I thought what the heck.

One motivating factor was that it's one of David Duchovny's first roles (he previously has one bit part in Working Girl.) He really was not yet a good actor at this point.

Maggie Wheeler (who played Janice in Friends) was alright but nothing here at all interested me whatsoever. Henry Jaglom's dialog driven excuse for a story is nothing more than vacuous and pretentious psychoanalytical drivel. I'm not sure Jaglom is for me because this bored the crap out of me.

---The Kat Pirate Screener. Arrgh!


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