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Stuart Saves His Family (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 12 April 1995 (USA)
A self-help advocate struggles to put his dysfunctional family in its place.

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Mom
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Dad
Lesley Boone ...
Jodie
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Kyle (as John Link Graney)
Marjorie Lovett ...
Aunt Paula
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Smalley Uncle (as Walt Robles)
Erik Cord ...
Smalley Uncle
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Smalley Uncle
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Young Jodie
Harris Laskawy ...
Mr. Dimmit
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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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$911,310 (USA)
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Julia Sweeney's character, Mea C, says "sorry" in this film 17 times. See more »

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When Stuart is reliving his recurring dream about saving his father's life, you can see the top of the airbag while the stunt man is falling from the roof. See more »

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[Stuart reads a fan letter]
Stuart Smalley: "Dear Stuart, your show gave me the courage to feel my feelings, and to feel my feelings about my feelings, and my feelings about my feelings about my feelings. And my..."
[Stuart skips ahead]
Stuart Smalley: "God bless you, Amanda Q."
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Features The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) See more »

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Stars And Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa
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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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