A young woman who's attempting to find her place in the world battles with her controlling mother and a womanizing husband finds comfort and confusion with the appearance of her childhood friend. It is a zappy movie that emphasizes self-actualization. Written by
The film was unpopular with critics and Gene Siskel called the film "The worst film of 1991". See more »
When Lizzie is in the restaurant with Mickey, Fred pours her glass of water into her lap. When Fred puts the glass back down on the table, you can hear that the glass is made out of plastic. A few seconds later, Fred is holding Lizzie's wrist and knocks the glass over onto the floor, which then shatters as if it was made of glass, not plastic. See more »
And the prince took the beautiful young girl in his arms and said, will you marry me? Yes, she whispered, I will be your princess.
Did they live happily ever after?
Of course, Elizabeth.
[tucking her in]
How do you know?
Because she was a good little girl. If she had been naughty, the prince would have run away.
What a pile of shit!
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For those of us who had or have a mother like that portrayed so brilliantly by Marsha Mason, and felt insignificant and controlled, like Phoebe Cate's character, we understand this movie and it speaks loudly to us. I love this movie and used to watch it whenever I was feeling a bit down. It cheered me up every time. It's a carefree, fun ride that reminds us that all will not fall apart if everything isn't perfect. Do you remember FUN?
Every actor in this movie owned their character perfectly. I particularly love the scene when Carrie Fisher pretends to throttle Drop Dead Fred. She gets it. She plays along. She believes in her friend that she loves.
There are many very memorable funny lines in this movie. COBWEBS for one!
This is THE PERFECT MOVIE.
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