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The Sky Is Falling (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 7 June 2001 (Australia)
A young woman, struggling to become a novelist, has her life go into a tailspin. Her first novel is rejected, her non-committal boy friend decides to take a powder, her best friend moves to... See full summary »

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Emily Hall
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Amber Lee
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Mona Hall
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Yogi Cook
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Mr. Finch
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Fran Bennett ...
Mrs. Quinn
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Mike
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Regina
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Mrs. Finch
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Lab Technician
Audrey Gelfund ...
Grandma
Ron Litman ...
Clyde
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Jerry
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Kid
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A young woman, struggling to become a novelist, has her life go into a tailspin. Her first novel is rejected, her non-committal boy friend decides to take a powder, her best friend moves to Mexico for an acting job, and her mother announces that her long presumed dead father is actually a hippie photographer who has come to town to meet her. Sinking into a depression at being a total failure at 28, she starts fantasizing about suicide. In her depths of despair she meets various eccentric characters including a chain-smoking Santa Claus and an obnoxious literary agent. But her belief in herself is only restored when she meets a patient in a hospital where she does volunteer work. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing images | See all certifications »
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7 June 2001 (Australia)  »

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Au bout du désespoir  »

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Bert Remsen's final film. See more »

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References A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) See more »

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God's Laughin'
Performed by The Four Postmen
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30 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Howard Hesseman as Yogi Cook is the only reason to watch this self-important piece of fluff. Hesseman has been a leading counter-culture figure since the late 1960s. He was a member of the improv group "the Committee" for 10 years in the sixties and seventies. What he brings to this film is indescribable. Absolutely indescribable. One shudders to think what The Sky Is Falling would have been without this wise old man's presence. One thing is certain: It would not be worth watching. Heck, even with Hesseman it is barely worth watching. I'm not sure who their audience was. Nonetheless, I award this one a rating of seven out of ten.


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