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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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Donnie
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Mom
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Jodie
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Kyle (as John Link Graney)
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Aunt Paula
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Smalley Uncle (as Walt Robles)
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Young Jodie
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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
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Julia Sweeney's character, Mea C, says "sorry" in this film 17 times. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Stuart Smalley: [despairing] Listen to me. I'm should-ing all over myself.
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Features The Lawrence Welk Show (1955) See more »

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On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Written by Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh
Performed by Jack Sheldon
Produced by Marc Shaiman
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this is an underappreicated movie....
13 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

As far as SNL movies go it's definately above average, of course, that's comparing it to "It's Pat", "A Night at the Roxbury" and "Ladies Man"...

Still... this one hits more than it misses. If you have a dysfunctional family or can identify with any of Stuart's relatives, it's worth the hour and a half....

While it won't win any awards, it should be worth an hour and a half of your time... I give it 6/10 for the average person.... 8/10 if you have a highly diversified and dysfunctional family.


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