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The Sleepy Time Gal (2001)

R  |   |  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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Carmen Zapata's last film. See more »

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Suite For Unaccompanied Cello #5
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Lou Ellin
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If you don't mind thinking, this film is for you.
18 May 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another example of a film that will stay with you.

I am not going to go into a lengthy review here; why? A couple of other reviewers did so very well with their comments. Let me say simply that I found the film to be an interesting 'study' of relationships. I call it a study because is is a film that asks the viewer to listen carefully, and to think. I echo another reviewer in saying that the death scene is very realistic. (So many films make it so sparkling, they almost make death appealing). It was part of what made this film so good; I was amazed at how saddened and disturbed I became in watching Frances' last days.


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