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The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991)

 -  Comedy  -  January 1992 (USA)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Truby the Bag Lady / Agnus Angst / Kate / Brandy / Tina
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Lily Tomlin won the 1986 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" by Jane Wagner and recreated her performance for this filmed production. The original production opened on September 26, 1985 at the Plymouth Theatre, and ran for 391 performances. See more »

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Flawed presentation of a brilliant, must see, one-woman show
6 September 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Actually, far from a great film in terms of technique – arbitrarily cross cutting between Lily Tomlin on stage, without costumes or sets (and oddly, also without an audience, but with over the top sound effects) and her playing the same characters in costumes and on sets (some naturalistic, some stylized).

For me it was a clunky and distracting approach.

However, the writing is so great and Tomlin's performance as her different characters is so memorable, so funny and so touching, that even a damaged version of this amazing one- woman show is better than none, by a long shot.


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