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The Act (2004)

 -  Short | Drama  -  8 November 2004 (USA)
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Rosy Marconi is a comedian with a secret.

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Rosy
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Stan
James P. Connolly ...
MC (as Jim Connelly)
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Adam Lipsky
Tiffany Cade ...
Married Couple
John Cato ...
Married Couple
Suzannah Fagan ...
Professional Woman (as Suzanne Fagan)
Debbie Blossom ...
Professional Woman
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Professional Woman (as Tanayl Seabrook)
Gwen Wheatley ...
Professional Woman
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At a comedy club, the Ha Ha Hut, the M.C. introduces the next act, comedian Rosy Marconi. She's approaching middle age, announces she's just gotten a divorce and says, "Please, no pity." She riffs on her ex, Stan, who made laziness a religion. The audience loves it. The film jumps back and forth between her performance and later that night as she stands alone in her unlit kitchen, gift baskets on the table. She smokes, she drinks whisky. The set ends, to great applause, and, at home, she finishes her nightly chores. What is the real source of her material? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Laughter is the best medicine.

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14 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful slice of a life that is made lively and believable by Debra Jo Rupp! This is a short film that took my breath away, and one that I recommend highly to everyone with a conscience, strong compassion, and a real life. Debra Jo Rupp plays the lead character, Rosy Marconi, with such a real sense of her character that you would think we were watching her life through her window without her knowledge, and that her name has been changed to Rosy Marconi in a vain attempt to protect her privacy. The title of this film has a true resonance and depth of meaning that makes this story all the more powerful. The music is wonderfully subtle and adds to the strength of the story.

I would love to own this short film on DVD.


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