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Fear, Anxiety & Depression (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  8 December 1989 (USA)
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Ira is a nervous playwright waiting and hoping to succeed with his art, which he takes it very seriously. But following his dreams and ambitions isn't something easy to do, specially when ... See full summary »

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Ira Ellis
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Jane Hamper ...
Junk
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Donny
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Sharon
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Sylvia
John Ellison
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Depressed Subway Rider
Alison Gordy ...
Kim
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Son, Play #1
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Resturant manager
Helen Hanft ...
Roz
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Ira is a nervous playwright waiting and hoping to succeed with his art, which he takes it very seriously. But following his dreams and ambitions isn't something easy to do, specially when he has to consider the points of view his family, his artist friends and his girlfriend will provide to him whenever he exposes his incomprehensible works of art. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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First feature film directed by Todd Solondz. See more »

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Junk: I don't *do* junk... I *am* Junk.
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References The V.I.P.s (1963) See more »

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Give My Regards To Broadway
Arranged by Joe Romano
Written by George M. Cohan
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Infectious, charming.
16 May 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dismiss the fact that, in the starring role and as author of the script, Solondz comes off as a Gen-X version of Woody Allen, get past that already-been-done persona and you'll find a fun little film here. Though the film centers on Solondz' character, to his credit as scriptwriter, he endows his supporting characters with fully developed and multivaried personalities and situations. This provides opportunity for the supporting actors to turn-in some terrific performances, most especially Jill Wisoff as Ira's (Solondz') insistent girlfriend Sharon (Oscar-Nom worthy, if you ask me). Some excellent compositions in the cinematography, some of the most eccentric locations you'll find in New York, and a downright infectious end-title song ("Neat Kind of Guy") make this a sure-bet for your video-renting pleasure. Not the best film, but it'll surely not be checked out from your video store and you'll definitely enjoy a few laughs.


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