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In the Spirit (1990)

 -  Comedy  -  6 April 1990 (USA)
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A woman moves back to New York and hires a ditzy New Age woman to redecorate her apartment in this Odd Couple styled comedy. The movie takes a turn as the two escape to a New Age retreat in... See full summary »

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Crystal
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Sue
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Roger Flan
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Lureen
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Marianne Flan
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Reva Prosky
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A woman moves back to New York and hires a ditzy New Age woman to redecorate her apartment in this Odd Couple styled comedy. The movie takes a turn as the two escape to a New Age retreat in upstate New York to get away from a murderer who is pursuing them. Melanie Griffith also shows up briefly as a hooker as the two hide out acting as hookers. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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6 April 1990 (USA)  »

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In December 1988, shortly after the film had wrapped (which would prove well over a year in advance of its eventual release), Liz Smith's syndicated column named Louise Lasser as the seventh and final featured cast member, following Olympia Dukakis. Somewhere in the interim, however, for whatever reason, and with nary a mention in the press, Lasser's scenes found their way onto the cutting room floor, although it would seem that continuity concerns may have rescued her from utter oblivion - that judging from an alleged Lasser sighting mentioned online in 2005 ("Blink twice and you will miss the estimable Louise Lasser lurking in the background of an early shot"). See more »

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[regarding Crystal]
Roger Flan: I would never believe a professional prostitute could be so boring.
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Brilliant - Sheer Brilliance!
19 February 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Few films have touched my life like this one. How can a person not laugh when a prostitute is accidentally killed when she's standing on the frame of a waterbed and it gives way and the mattress rolls over on her? Marlo Thomas, as new age health food store owner, Reeva Prosky gives the performance of a lifetime. She and Elaine May (Maryann Flan) not only share the same darma - they are the most humerous on-screen comedy duo in the history of film. The supporting cast is flawless - Peter Falk ("Why don't you come over and have some kelp?"); Melanie Griffith ("You mean like 'Finger-Licking Good' or 'Twenty Laps'?"); and Olympia Dukakis ("I have a husband with a heart condition and two children on drugs!") all bring new meaning to the word brilliant. The true star of the movie is Jeannie Berlin, who plays double duty as both the co- screenplay writer and the prostitute Crytsal. Not since William Shakespeare has there been such a story written for stage or screen. This movie changed my life.

It taught me the important life lesson that sometimes "the wise may act foolishly, the fool may act wisely, and the hunter may become the pray."


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