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If Lucy Fell (1996)

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Two NYC roomies have a pact to jump off Brooklyn Bridge, if they haven't found life partners before she's 30. That's less than a month away.

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Eric Schaeffer

Writers:

Eric Schaeffer (story), Tony Spiridakis (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Lucy Ackerman
Eric Schaeffer ... Joe MacGonaughgill
Ben Stiller ... Bwick Elias
Elle Macpherson ... Jane Lindquist
James Rebhorn ... Simon Ackerman
Robert John Burke ... Handsome Man
David Thornton ... Ted
Bill Sage ... Dick
Dominic Chianese ... Al
Scarlett Johansson ... Emily
Michael Storms Michael Storms ... Sam
Jason Myers Jason Myers ... Billy
Emily Hart ... Eddy
Paul Greco ... Rene
Mujibur Rahman Mujibur Rahman ... Counterman
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Storyline

Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable romances within a month, they must jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Written by Bob Amaden <rumpus@minn.net>

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A comedy for the romantically challenged.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La fille d'en face See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,308,088, 10 March 1996

Gross USA:

$2,420,162

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,420,162
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

18 years later she would star in a film called Lucy(2014) See more »

Goofs

Bwick Elias is carried to make two perfect red footprints on the canvas, then in the next scene with the canvas, there are two red blotches that look nothing like his original footprints. See more »

Quotes

Lucy Ackerman: I'd like to get her in therapy, fuck her up real good.
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Misunderstood
Written by Amanda Kravat and Joey Balin
Performed by Marry Me Jane
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Yawn!
3 February 2003 | by =G=See all my reviews

"If Lucy Fell" tells of a man and woman who have known each other since childhood, live together platonically, and are both single and looking for love unsuccessfully. Hmmm...what do you suppose is going to happen??

Schaeffer's shot at telling this old no-brainer in "If Lucy Fell" doesn't distinguish itself in any way and though it has it's moments they are few and far between. The film has many deficits with the most obvious being the lack of sincere sentiment and the usual gushing emotional crescendo at the end. What sentiment there is seems forced and awkward. A so-so little indie romcom which is watchable but not recommendable. (C)


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