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Dolly Parton portrays a country music performer who meets an untimely demise, but cannot enter heaven until she performs a good deed back on earth - to get a workaholic widower and his children back together again for Christmas. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Ein Engel auf Probe  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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At the beginning of the film, the sign that reads "Ruby Diamond Appearing Nightly" is missing the letters "U" and "L." This is a reference to the first and last letters of the movie's title. See more »

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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Whatcha Tryin' to Do to Me?
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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A truly uproarious junk movie
19 May 2003 | by (Hudson Valley, New York) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best junk movies of all time -- a complete howler. Watching the constant changes of costume -- every single one of which grossly accentuates Ms. Parton's already overly prominent most famous assets (would you hire a nanny dressed like that?) -- is alone worth the price of a rental. Add a screenplay full of clunker lines, a supporting cast earnestly trying to make something of this syrupfest, and, best of all, a wildly retro concept of heaven, and you've got the ingredients for a movie so excruciatingly awful that, by some miracle of transference, it's really rather sublime.


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