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I'll Do Anything (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 4 February 1994 (USA)
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Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His ... See full summary »

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Whittni Wright ...
Jeannie Hobbs
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Burke Adler
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Nan Mulhanney
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Cathy Breslow
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Beth Hobbs
Jeb Brown ...
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Millie
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Claire
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John Earl McAlpine
Joel Thurm ...
Martin
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Lucy
Dominik Lukas-Espeleta ...
Ricky
Justina Hardesty ...
Essa
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Storyline

Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made complicated, while the precocious child is overly accustomed to getting her own way. Matt eventually faces the choice of family vs career in a particularly difficult way. Written by Reid Gagle

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Rated PG-13 for sexual language and situations | See all certifications »
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4 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aprendiendo a vivir  »

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$44,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,209,111 (USA)
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Trivia

Laura Dern was originally cast as Cathy Breslow. See more »

Quotes

Matt Hobbs: What did she do?
Beth Hobbs: I loved, helped, and supported in every way possible a businessman who committed the terrible crime of being financially imaginative with a pension fund.
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References Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) See more »

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THE SONG THAT DOESN'T END
Written by Norman Martin
Performed by Shari Lewis
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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Irony Incarnate
3 December 2004 | by (The Mind of God) – See all my reviews

This is a movie about making movies and standing up for your beliefs and not having to bow down under the pressures of audience expectations and studio involvements, and it had musical numbers which were cut and writers come in to dumb it down because of audience expectations and studio involvements.

But I found all that out after I first saw the movie and thought it was great entertainment. I love Nick Nolte, he's so grave and gruff and depressed that I hope he doesn't kill himself cause I really like everything he's done, even The Hulk, and especially Affliction and that Martin Short with a kid movie. Joely Richardson is gorgeous! Julie Kavner and James Brooks are great. I highly recommend this film, and hope to see it again soon on DVD with all of the deleted scenes.


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