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The 24 Hour Woman (1999)

R | | Comedy | 29 January 1999 (USA)
Grace tries to be the perfect mother and TV producer but finds trouble in juggling both.

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Grace tries to be the perfect mother and TV producer but finds trouble in juggling both.

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A story about getting everything you want and what comes next

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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24 Hour Woman  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$21,399 (USA) (31 January 1999)

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$109,148 (USA) (14 March 1999)
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Very enjoyable and much truer to life than others in the genre
9 February 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I found THE 24 HOUR WOMAN to be very funny. The lack of structure was deliberate. I have a feeling that the author of the above review was a man; certainly he/she has no children. The movie is about the total chaos that the baby brings into the lives of extremely controlled and stressed people who actually think they can 'manage' the situation while not changing their lives in the least. Nancy Savoca mentioned in an interview that 'when others went to the right, we went to the left' she deliberately avoided cliches like the 'contrast between the working class black woman and middle class Latina.' The ethnicities are there, but are never shoved in your face, and the situations apply to all races. This was not a movie about 'class differences' but about the troubles one has in trying to 'have it all', whether by choice or necessity. The problem applies to the male characters as well as the women. This movie is very entertaining and far more honest than the Hollywood versions of the 'working mom/dad/take care of baby' that I have seen. Recommended.


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