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If Lucy Fell -- If Lucy Fell is a romantic free-for-all starring Sarah Jessica Parker (TV's Sex and the City), EricScheffer, Ben Stiller (There's Something About Mary) and Elle Macpherson.
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Writers (WGA):
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8 March 1996 (USA) See more »
A comedy for the romantically challenged.
Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sarah Jessica Parker ... Lucy Ackerman

Eric Schaeffer ... Joe MacGonaughgill

Ben Stiller ... Bwick Elias

Elle Macpherson ... Jane Lindquist

James Rebhorn ... Simon Ackerman

Robert John Burke ... Handsome Man

David Thornton ... Ted

Bill Sage ... Dick

Dominic Chianese ... Al

Scarlett Johansson ... Emily
Michael Storms ... Sam
Jason Myers ... Billy

Emily Hart ... Eddy
Paul Greco ... Rene
Mujibur Rahman ... Counterman
Sirajul Islam ... Counterman

Ben Lin ... Chinese Messenger

Alice Spivak ... Elegant Middle-Aged Woman
Lisa Gerstein ... Saleswoman
Molly Schulman ... Kid
Peter Walker ... Bag Man
Bradley Jenkel ... Neighbor

Brian Keane ... Man in Gallery
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alexander Blaise ... Art Critic (uncredited)
Harrison Freed ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Amanda Kravat ... Woman in park (uncredited)

Directed by
Eric Schaeffer 
Writing credits
Eric Schaeffer (story) &
Tony Spiridakis (story)

Eric Schaeffer (screenplay)

Produced by
Adam Brightman .... line producer
Bradley Jenkel .... producer
Brad Krevoy .... producer
Terence Michael .... co-producer
Deborah Ridpath .... co-producer
Eric Schaeffer .... co-producer
Steven Stabler .... producer
Original Music by
Amanda Kravat 
Charlton Pettus 
Cinematography by
Ron Fortunato 
Film Editing by
Susan Graef 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
Production Design by
Ginger Tougas 
Set Decoration by
Betsy Alton 
Costume Design by
Ane Crabtree 
Makeup Department
Kate Morgan .... assistant hair stylist
Kate Morgan .... assistant makeup artist
Tracy Warbin .... key hair stylist
Tracy Warbin .... key makeup artist
Production Management
James Bradney .... unit manager
Adam Brightman .... unit production manager
P. Todd Coe .... post-production supervisor
Diane Cornell .... production supervisor
Jeff Ivers .... executive in charge of production: MPCA (as Jeffrey D. Ivers)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marco Black .... first assistant director
Lisa Janowski .... second assistant director
Susan Labunski .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Danielle Avila .... scenic artist
Amber Canyon .... scenic artist
Kara Cressman .... assistant property master
David Doernberg .... property master
Dion Doulis .... art department assistant
Dan Janssen .... lead man
Teresa Mastropierro .... scenic artist
Christian McIlwain .... art department assistant
Tim K. Smith .... leadman
Sound Department
Michael Barry .... adr recordist
Steve Borne .... post-production sound supervisor
Laurel Bridges .... boom operator
Jonathan Cronin .... assistant sound editor
Rick Kline .... additional sound mixer
Terrance Laudermilch .... foley recordist
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor
David Novack .... adr recordist
Jac Rubenstein .... supervising sound editor
R. Russell Smith .... additional sound mixer
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording engineer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Pawel Wdowczak .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
John Stifanich .... special effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Beaman .... key grip
David Hausen .... first assistant camera
Pedro Hernández .... best boy grip
Chaim Kantor .... camera operator
Stan Keitt .... first assistant camera
Margot Kingon .... best boy electric
John R. MacDonald .... assistant camera
Bobby Mancuso .... first assistant camera
Gene Page .... still photographer
Robert Sands .... aerial assistant camera
Donald Sweeney .... aerial camera operator
Bilal I. Wilson .... second assistant camera
Joe Zizzo .... gaffer (as Joseph Zizzo)
James J. Ferris .... grip (uncredited)
Nate Ranger .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Byron Crystal .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrea Gibbs .... wardrobe assistant
Lynn Ollie .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Matthew Hayutin .... post-production assistant
Candice Johnson .... apprentice film editor
Nancy Johnston .... post-production assistant
Morgan Neville .... assistant film editor
Location Management
Ian McGloin .... location scout
Diana Strauss .... location manager
Jon Zeidman .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Marcus Barone .... music supervisor
Jeff King .... music editor
Transportation Department
Harry J. Leavey .... transportation captain
Other crew
Jodie Adair .... post-production accountant
Todd Anthony .... stand-in
Cynthia Balfour .... script supervisor
Franck Chantayan .... set production assistant
Cydney Cort .... assistant: Mr. Stiller
Donna Desidiri .... stand-in
Laura Fleury .... assistant production office coordinator
Patrick Healy .... set production assistant
Judy Janelli .... craft service
Jeremy Kramer .... assistant: Mr. Stabler
Julie Kuehndorf .... unit publicist
Vince P. Maggio .... key production assistant
Dean McCann .... set production assistant
Myrian Noel .... assistant: Mr. Schaeffer
Joe Orlowski .... unit production assistant
Jeremy D. Pratt .... unit production assistant
Jill Rowe .... production secretary
Isabell Smith .... assistant: Mr. Krevoy
Holly Williamson .... assistant: Mr. Jenkel
Elizabeth Zagrany .... production office coordinator
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Jeremy Kramer .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language and some sexuality
92 min | Argentina:93 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Emily Hart's film debut.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Bwick Elias:Sometimes I feel things Lucy.
Lucy Ackerman:What you feel, I treat.
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Has its moments, but kinda insulting to all involved., 7 January 2001
Author: archer1267 from Seattle

I saw this movie in the theater - TWICE - when it first came out. I became smitten with Eric Schaeffer and thought If Lucy Fell was hilarious. Now that I caught it on USA (or TNT, whatever) recently, I'm able to see how flawed this romantic comedy really is and wondering why I was so taken in by it before.

First of all, I found the titular character to be pretty unlikeable. She's quick to point out everyone's shortcomings in a cold, clinical sort of way yet can't even look her father in the face when she talks about things that are important to her. She knocks her roommate for being afraid to talk to Jane when *she can't even talk to her own father*! She carries on this passion-less relationship with Dick, not even thinking that it might hurt him less to just cut it off.

I liked Joe, esp. his diatribes (still love that job in Central Park scene) but he too was hard to relate to. He hasn't had sex in five years because he's obsessed with Jane, the woman next door? OK, so I know this is Hollywood and things are exaggerated for comic effect, but what are we supposed to think of "Bwick?" The guy doesn't speak in complete sentences at first and seems near illiterate (or, I guess he's so enmeshed on the artistic plane that he can't be bothered with the concrete). I could have cried for Ben Stiller when again I saw the scene of him "painting" (i.e. yelling and hurling paint-coated body parts at canvas) - totally ridiculous. I know, that was the point... hook Lucy up with a nutter so that she'll realize what's under her nose.

When I first saw this movie, I think I was 28, and the idea of 30 still loomed ahead. Now, at 33, the idea of two single people taking their lives because they haven't found reasonable relationship material is not only beyond crazy, but it's insulting. (Well geez, maybe these guys would have found love if one hadn't wasted years obsessing over an unattainable woman and the other had extricated herself from a dead-end relationship!) It feeds into this ridiculous notion everyone under 30's got that somehow, single life goes downhill after one hits 30. (I can tell you it only gets better!) Still, "every pot finds its cover," and these two half-wits "find" each other by the end of the movie, so all's well that ends well.

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