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Stuart Saves His Family (1995)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  12 April 1995 (USA)
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A self-help advocate struggles to put his dysfunctional family in its place.

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Jodie
John Link Graney ...
Kyle
Marjorie Lovett ...
Aunt Paula
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Smalley Uncle (as Walt Robles)
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Harris Laskawy ...
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Storyline

Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices. He loses his Public Access Cable Television Show, must beg his manipulative overbearing boss for his job back, rehabilitate his alcoholic father and drug abuser brother, and support his over-weight mother and sister in their lack of ability in handling their relationships with their husbands. Stuart is supported by his 12 step sponsors as a he regresses back to his negative behaviors each time he faces these challenges. Written by Joel Schesser <joelsd@aol.com>

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You'll laugh because it's not your family. You'll cry because it is.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language and substance abuse | See all certifications »
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12 April 1995 (USA)  »

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$911,310 (USA)
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In the bar scene, Vincent D'Onofrio is standing next to Al Franken. When the shot cuts to the two guys hassling them, Vincent D'Onofrio is behind them sitting. He then reappears next to Al Franken. See more »

Quotes

Mom Smalley: If I do this, and it doesn't work, he's going to make my life hell.
Intervention Counseler: How's your life now?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) See more »

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Written & Performed by Juan García Esquivel (as Juan Garcia Esquivel)
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Great movie
28 August 2007 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

This is one of best comedies of all times. The psychology of the main character is very incisive and realistic. However it is put in a grotesque context. Other characters are also very true to life or rather caricatures of certain types of people. The brother and the father of the main character seem to bring up the politically correct goofiness and dorkines of Al Franken. The Mother cuts also a very real and yet exaggerated person. The plot flows well and the whole dysfunctional family is funny and sad at the same time. The friends of Al Franken are also funny in their pseudo psychological babble and pretense. I find this film to be so good that I have bought the DVD.


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