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This Is My Life (1992)

 -  Drama  -  21 February 1992 (USA)
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A stand-up comic (Julie Kavner) neglects her two daughters in the midst of her newfound fame.

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Dottie Ingels
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Erica Ingels
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Opal Ingels
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Claudia Curtis
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Arnold Moss
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Ed
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Mia Jablon
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Lynn
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Martha Ingels
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Angela (as Kathy Ann Najimy)
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Arlene
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Sidney Armus ...
Morris Chesler
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Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her agent Arnold Moss makes her famous, but while she travels all over USA, her children stay home lonely. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Before the tour, before the talk shows, she was our mom. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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21 February 1992 (USA)  »

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Esta es mi vida  »

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$2,922,094 (USA)
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Erica Ingels: What about the dots?
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Charming movie portraying women as they really are.
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A charming little movie directed and co-written by the brilliant Nora Ephron. Well drawn characters, inventive script and first-class acting throughout by an ensemble led by Julie Kavner and featuring Carrie. Fisher and Dan Aykroyd. With unusual insight and intelligence, it follows the show business career of a department store cosmetologist, would-be comedienne and single mother and the father who abandoned the children. Few films so realistically and gently portray the tensions in the lives of very good mothers and really good children as they struggle to balance the needs of school, family and career, and not always succeeding. It is easy to identify with these characters and to root for their success.


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