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The Sleepy Time Gal (2001)

 -  Drama  -  24 January 2001 (USA)
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A young woman, played by Martha Plimpton learns of her adoption and eventually quits her law firm job in NYC and goes on a journey to find her birth mother - played by Jaqueline Bissett.

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Frances
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Rebecca
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Morgan
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Maggie
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Jimmy Dupree (as Frankie R. Faison)
Carmen Zapata ...
Anna
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Betty
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Bob
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Rebecca's Colleague
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Miriam
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Mushroom Girl
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Rebecca's Boyfriend
Mark Tymchyshyn ...
Larry Mosher
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Mr. Vega
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Rebecca's Adoptive Mother
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Frances had been a radio DJ in Florida; she's now living in San Francisco and dying of cancer, with one son living nearby whose work as a photographer is beginning to take off and another, mostly estranged, living in London. She makes a trip to rural Pennsylvania to visit an old lover (and his wife). Meanwhile, Rebecca is searching for her birth mother, who is, of course, Frances. Their lives intersect in other unexpected ways as her search and her work, inspecting the books of radio stations being acquired, progress. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Rated R for brief nudity and language
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24 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Backwards Looks, Far Corners  »

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Carmen Zapata's last film. See more »

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Sleepy Time
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Bad what? Editing, writing, direction?
8 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I want my hour and a half back. Frankly, I think Frances had a pretty good life considering how little effort she put into it. Aging college dropout drifts between relationships while having kids she doesn't provide for. I got the feeling she's too dumb to make anything of herself and too proud to wait tables.

It's hard to tell, though, what with the jumbled up way the story was presented.

How about that "stop the car, kiss, and then start driving again" thing with Frances and Bob? What's with that? I expected it to go somewhere, but it just fizzled.

And what's with the completely gratuitous Jimmy Dupree hook? I couldn't figure out if it's "I did yo mama, and now I'm gonna do you, too" or "Look, we must be sophisticated cause we're showing interracial relationships".

I agree, this could have been a nice little film, but it looks like someone dropped the ball.


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