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I'll Do Anything (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 4 February 1994 (USA)
An aspiring actor has his life turned upside down when his ex wife dumps off their bossy, wild daughter into his custody.

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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 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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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual language and situations | See all certifications »
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$44,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,702,625 (USA) (4 February 1994)

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$10,209,111 (USA)
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James L. Brooks asked Joely Richardson to stay in character throughout the shoot, and to always maintain her American accent. See more »

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Matt Hobbs: Washington? Washington, boy, that must have been a big adjustment.
Nan Mulhanney: It wasn't that bad. Both places have a lot in common: Over-privileged people, crazed by their fear of losing their privileges. Alcoholism. Addiction. Betrayal. The near total degradation of what once were grand motives. The same spiritual blood-letting. I kind of do miss the seasons, though.
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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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JEANNIE'S SONG
Written and Performed by Whittni Wright
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Nick Nolte and THAT KID are terrific!
1 November 2000 | by (Mt Barker, South Australia) – See all my reviews

Although I found the movie a bit frenetic, it seemed to have a ring of truth about how things work in Hollywood (especially the "Would you sleep with him?" scene). Nick Nolte keeps everything going, as usual, with his marvelous acting. Is there any other "big guy" actor who can cry believably (well, maybe Harrison Ford)? He was just terrific, so believable as the father who didn't know what to do with his spoiled brat daughter. And wasn't Whittni Wright amazing? I can only hope that was acting, as I've seen plenty of kids just like her. The supporting cast was terrific. It was hard to pinpoint what there was about this movie that made it not quite so good as it could have been. Perhaps it was that it really was an "in-house" film, one that anyone who has been through what the various characters have could identify with, but perhaps not us out in the hinterlands (coming from Wyoming to Australia, I'm definitely hinterland!). Kudos to actors and director for keeping this film together. With lesser talent, it could have fallen flat on its face.


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