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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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Unsatisfying attempt
30 July 2003 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

The Sleepy Time Gal was an excellent concept that unfortunately ended up being unsatisfying. Death is a hard thing to film but this movie does nothing to enhance views we have seen about death. The adoption story was wonderful but never met a good end. I needed to see more resolution because I had to assume to much about what Rebecca found out in the end. I was disappointed that they never met and that Morgan never eluded to knowing about her, if he did. I wish it had been a better movie. For only being an hour and a half long, I felt that it was much longer. Nice try but the bar was never met.


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