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Dear Diary (1996)

| Comedy, Short
The film revolves around a New York magazine art director, married and the mother of two, who, having just turned 40, decides to record the events of her day in a journal.

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David Frankel

Writer:

David Frankel
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Credited cast:
Bruce Altman
Jeff Blumenkrantz
Cheryl Freeman
Peter Giles ... Gary
Brian Kerwin
Haviland Morris ... Christie
Bebe Neuwirth
Rhea Silver-Smith Rhea Silver-Smith
Mike Starr
Peter Vack ... (as Peter S. Brown)
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The film revolves around a New York magazine art director, married and the mother of two, who, having just turned 40, decides to record the events of her day in a journal.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Querido diario See more »

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DreamWorks Television See more »
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A rejected pilot for a network comedy series, it became not only an Oscar winner for Best Short Film, but it became the first DreamWorks production to win an Oscar. See more »

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Featured in The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) See more »

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one day in New York
4 June 2017 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

DreamWorks's first production to win an Academy Award focuses on a woman's trials and tribulations as she negotiates her way around New York City over the course of a day. Watching "Dear Diary", one gets the feeling that it got intended as a TV pilot (and it was, but got rejected). Along with the action, the short features narration, as the protagonist writes down the day's events before going to bed. I guess that we could interpret it as a contemplation on what one can do when things don't go as expected.

The star is Bebe Neuwirth, whom you may remember as the clueless aunt in "Jumanji" (I understand that her best known role is on "Cheers", but I've never seen that show). To my knowledge, this is Neuwirth's only lead role in a movie. Her character here is an affluent, streetwise person who picks up on everything and has something to say about everything. Director David Frankel is best known for "The Devil Wears Prada".

All in all, it's a good short. It deserved its Oscar for Best Short Film.


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