A modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story among stand-up comics, with a bartender helping her much better-looking friend seem smart.

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Samantha 'Sam' Berger
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Michael True
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Jennie
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Comedy Club Host
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Tommy
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Herself
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Casey
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Alan Stern, Talent Agent
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Henry
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Samantha Berger, a bartender in a New York comedy club, would like to do stand-up comedy herself, but fears hostility because she's fat; instead she writes material for others. When Jennie, who is attractive but not so smart, sees a career opportunity, Samantha helps Jennie pretend to have written the material herself... but the deception becomes more involved as matters turn to romance. Written by Anonymous

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She's the woman behind the woman behind the microphone.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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23 April 2001 (USA)  »

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The Last Laugh  »

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Like she does in the film, in real life Camryn Manheim once worked as a sign language interpreter at hospital delivery rooms; communicating with, and translating for the deaf. See more »

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Comedian: I can't believe they're making another Friday the 13th sequel. These kids are so easy to kill you could strangle one with a cordless phone.
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Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Warm and touching TV movie
5 January 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a reworking of Cyrano de Bergerac given a New York comedy club setting . Samantha is the Cyrano figure -a warm ,funny woman with a gift for witty one liners ,she is generous in spirit but also too generously proportioned for today's body obsessed culture .She works behind the bar in a comedy club and writes material for a pretty but vacuous would be comedienne named Jenny who passes off Samantha's material as being her own . Will she strike out on her own and find love with Michael -the talent spotter with whom she carries on a chat room flirtation while pretending to be Jenny -or carry on in her own comfort zone? See the movie and find out .Its got a good script,some nice performances especially from Carwyn Manheim as Samantha and Dabney Coleman as a veteran comic and her mentor Henry

Its not great but it is warm and amusing


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