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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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Maggie
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Jimmy Dupree (as Frankie R. Faison)
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Anna
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Betty
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Bob
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Miriam
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Mushroom Girl
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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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Well Tempered Clavier Book I, Fugue #8
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by David Loeb
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Boring and Incoherent
2 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

I can't help thinking that this film thought it was a much better film than it actually was. I just couldn't connect with it. It came off as pretentious. I also couldn't help but notice a heavy stylistic influence from Woody Allen of all people here (editing and music style, but done clumsily) which didn't fit at all. Also, what was with the Spanish guitar music? This whole film just seemed incoherent. The acting didn't work - little really worked right in this film. Maybe I missed the point because I was too asleep to follow it. I found it even difficult to enjoy the San Francisco scenery. This movie was just work to watch.

=by the way, what's so beautiful about Jacqueline Bisset? Anyone else notice that every time she said the word "idea" it came out as "IDEAR"? - very annoying.

This director is going nowhere.


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