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If Lucy Fell (1996)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  8 March 1996 (USA)
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Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable ... See full summary »

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Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable romances within a month, they must jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Written by Bob Amaden <rumpus@minn.net>

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A comedy for the romantically challenged.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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8 March 1996 (USA)  »

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La fille d'en face  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,635,344 (USA)
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Emily Hart's film debut. See more »

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Bwick Elias is carried to make two perfect red footprints on the canvas, then in the next scene with the canvas, there are two red blotches that look nothing like his original footprints. See more »

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Man in Gallery: [Lucy and Bwick are on a date and are sitting outside. A man walks up them ringing a bell] Ring the bell. Make a wish. Twenty dollars.
[Bwick gives the man money and rings the bell. He hands it to Lucy]
Lucy Ackerman: [Lucy rings the bell. She clothes her eyes as she rings the bell. She looks behind her and sees a taxi] IT WORKED! Thanks.
[she gives the man back the bell and runs to the taxi. Bwick takes his money back from the man]
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Written and Performed by Marcus Barone
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Very Disappointing
6 April 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Don't tune into this film if you are looking for the sparkling actress, Sarah Jessica Parker. In this film she is "angst" ridden and her male room mate "Joe" is well a, frustrated (in every since of the word), struggling artist.

They were best college pals and have shared a rather large NYC apartment, until one or both find "the one" for them.

Wish, I could find something positive to say, but it just isn't there. An interesting, if rather trite, premise, completely misses the mark in every area. Are they supposed to be "avant garde?" The "edgy" soundtrack, and weird performance/character "Blick" played by Ben Stiller, tips me off that they were aiming for "hip or black comedy." Elle Macphearson was completely wasted, and half of her screen time, she was wearing some "hunter in the great white north hat." Terrible.

Whatever. None of it works, and parts of the script were so pathetic and embarrassing (i.e. "would you drink my spit?" and the hug test), it seems that someone would have objected.

By the way, who is the actor portraying the faithful room mate, Joe. Hope the casting directors are hanging their heads in shame, along with the wardrobe department, and script writers.

Too much time spent on his pathetic weirdness, would have been better spent fleshing out the relationship between Lucy and her father. Did most of end up on the editing room floor, in favor of more screen time for "Joe?"

All around sad, check out episodes of "Sex and the City," to see what this film was trying to capture, but missed by a mile. What makes it worse, are the few glimpses of "what could have been." This will only make you more disappointed, in the overall film.


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