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I'll Do Anything (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 4 February 1994 (USA)
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An aspiring actor has his life turned upside down when his ex-wife dumps off their bossy, wild daughter into his custody.

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James L. Brooks

Writer:

James L. Brooks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Nolte ... Matt Hobbs
Whittni Wright ... Jeannie Hobbs
Albert Brooks ... Burke Adler
Julie Kavner ... Nan Mulhanney
Joely Richardson ... Cathy Breslow
Tracey Ullman ... Beth Hobbs
Jeb Brown ... Male D Person
Joely Fisher ... Female D Person
Vicki Lewis ... Millie
Anne Heche ... Claire
Ian McKellen ... John Earl McAlpine
Joel Thurm Joel Thurm ... Martin
Angela Alvarado ... Lucy
Dominik Lukas-Espeleta Dominik Lukas-Espeleta ... Ricky
Justina Hardesty Justina Hardesty ... Essa
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Storyline

Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made complicated, while the precocious child is overly accustomed to getting her own way. Matt eventually faces the choice of family versus career in a particularly difficult way. Written by Reid Gagle

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual language and situations | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dispuesto a todo See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,702,625, 6 February 1994

Gross USA:

$10,424,645

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,424,645
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The principal dancers in the songs eventually cut from this movie included Tony Azito, Hinton Battle, George De La Pena, and Scott Wise. See more »

Quotes

Matt Hobbs: Don't talk back and don't talk French
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Alternate Versions

A few shots were cut from the original R-rated version to receive a PG-13 rating. See more »

Connections

References The Natural (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

MY LITTLE PILL
Written by Prince
Performed by Julie Kavner
-cut from final film
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I LOVED THIS MOVIE
7 September 2000 | by renaldo and claraSee all my reviews

This is one of those 'greater than the sum of its parts' movie, where you can't quite put your finger on why it's so great, but it just is.

The set of this movie must've motivated these actors to beyond their usual performances..........maybe because the script is so great(they all get their shots at character development..... I can think of 5.)

There's Nick Nolte, I've never DISliked him, but his physique combined with his sweet fatherly attitude makes for the perfect combination; it makes him very attractive. Joely Richardson I've only seen in one other movie, but she keeps you interested in her character all the way through, however quirky, weird, or whimsical. Nolte's daughter (Wright) is SO believable as the spoiled little rich girl, brought up by man-hater Tracy Ullman (!)'s character as mom. The two other characters are supporting; one is that lady who does Marge Simpson's voice, and her love interest. All these characters develop and learn.

This film also ironically gives insight into the film industry, and how truly unglamorous Hollywood can be. Nick Nolte must cry in a room full of people withOUT the director even being there, a group of ladies who work in casting are asked, when deciding yay-or nay on this actor, if they would sleep with him.

But in the end, it stays true to its source, meaning it doesn't look completely down at Hollywood or anything else. It's just a really adorable feel-good movie.



Did I mention adorable?



-Sep


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