Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has ...
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A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the ... See full summary »
A morgue attendant is talked into running a brothel at his workplace after a deceased pimp is sent there. However, the pimp's killers don't look too kindly on this new 'business', nor does the morgue's owner.
Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has been out of Libby's life for 16 of her 19 years. Libby arrives in LA on a Tuesday and phones Dad the one night that Stephanie, who does Jane Fonda's hair, stays over. Stephanie is there the next morning when Libby decides she needs to tell her story face-to-face.Written by
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Herbert Ross, who directed this movie, also directed the play of it on the stage on Broadway. See more »
In the closing scenes Libby is first seen sitting on the left side of the bus talking to her seat mate, then when Herb drives his car up next to the bus on the right side she sees him through the right side window. See more »
[cursing in Spanish]
... and your father too, you shitheel!
No, Jew, but in Brooklyn first we learn Spanish then English
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Libby Tucker (Dinah Manoff) sets off from New York to look for her Hollywood screenwriter father Herbert Tucker (Walter Matthau). She wants to get into the movies. She's the talkative type who talks to her dead grandmother. She calls on her dad and finds movie hair stylist Steffy Blondell (Ann-Margret).
I like the character of Libby in the beginning but eventually, she stops being realistic. I don't buy her sex questioning of Herbert. If Neil Simon wants to go there, he should do it by asking about Herbert's sex life with her mother or better yet Steffy. That scene is a last straw situation where her emotional breakdown feels unearned. I am surprised at the clunky dialogue. It feels overly written. There are so many ways I want this story to go but it never really goes anywhere. The whole last act is cringeworthy with Libby's dialogue. It is big emotions built on nothingness.
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