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Judy Berlin (1999)

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A lonely, but talented teacher enjoys a flirtation with her married principal, who returns her affections but is hampered by his high-strung wife. He is also hampered by a deadbeat son, who... See full summary »

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Cast

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Sue Berlin
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Arthur Gold
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Judy Berlin
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Maddie
Aaron Harnick ...
David Gold
Bette Henritze ...
Dolores Engler
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Alice Gold
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Marie
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Bea
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Carol
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Mr. V
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Lisa
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Tour Guide
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Eddie Dillon
Judy Graubart ...
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A lonely, but talented teacher enjoys a flirtation with her married principal, who returns her affections but is hampered by his high-strung wife. He is also hampered by a deadbeat son, who supposedly is becoming a filmmaker. The teacher also has a clueless daughter, who is an aspiring actress. Filmmaker and actress manage to get together, while the teacher and principal can steal their own fleeting moments and a quick kiss during an eclipse. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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6 October 1999 (Italy)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$46,800 (USA) (25 February 2000)

Gross:

$467,313 (USA) (4 August 2000)
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In memory of Madeline Kahn, who died of ovarian cancer, the profits from this film's premiere were donated towards ovarian cancer research. See more »

Quotes

Alice Gold: I wanted children and I gave birth to a viper.
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References Baby Boom (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Serenade No. 10 in B-flat
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by The New York Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
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6/10
8 August 2000 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

This film has a quiet beauty and some very wonderful performances. However, the poetry of the movie is too disjointed for my personal taste. I understand the ideas the director is going for, but I felt the movie lacked enough charm to pull it off. The dialogue has moments of reality, yet often tries too hard for truth, missing the mark. This is a very artistic effort, not meant for the average movie-goer. With a bit more practice and polish, the director could one day be quite great. He needs to stop imitating others and find his own voice.

I was torn between admiring it's gentility and screaming to have the monotony end! That is real life, isn't it? Sometimes moments last too long and others pass too quickly.

It is a film for film lovers, yet needs a tighter reining by the editor/director.


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