With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.
Richard E. Grant
The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In a 2016 interview, Helen Mirren said she had never regretted not having children, except briefly when watching this film: "It was about the whole story of being a parent, and how it never stops, even when you're a grandparent. I realized I would never experience that, and for about twenty minutes, I sobbed for the loss of that, and the fact that I never experienced it." See more »
Julie is described as having an SAT score of 1291. SAT scores are multiples of 10. See more »
I happen to LIKE the roller coaster, okay? As far as I'm concerned, your grandmother is brilliant.
Yeah, if she's so brilliant, why is she sitting in our NEIGHBOR'S CAR?
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At the end of the credits: "Caution: Inhaling of helium from balloons is dangerous, and can cause serious injury or death." See more »
Okay, first off, I'm not a parent. So that may disqualify me from commenting on this movie. If so, please don't read this.
My objection is going to be short. I agree with the poster from Australia who stated that this is a propaganda film with the aim of making everyone want to go forth and multiply. In particular, the ending of this movie, in which every woman of childbearing age -- even the teens and the fortysomethings -- was either cradling a baby or pregnant, did not induce tender sentiment in me. I found it sad. To believe that woman's only true purpose is mommyhood (even though I agree it is probably the most important) is to shortchange women. Those of us who can't, or won't, parent, are left feeling like we haven't carried our weight.
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