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The Sky Is Falling (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 7 June 2001 (Australia)
A young woman, struggling to become a novelist, has her life go into a tailspin. Her first novel is rejected, her non-committal boy friend decides to take a powder, her best friend moves to... See full summary »

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Florrie Laurence
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Emily Hall
Laura Leighton ... Amber Lee
Teri Garr ... Mona Hall
Howard Hesseman ... Yogi Cook
Bert Remsen ... Mr. Finch
Lorraine Toussaint ... Janie
Fran Bennett Fran Bennett ... Mrs. Quinn
Eric Close ... Mike
Ann LeSchander ... Regina
Toni Sawyer ... Mrs. Finch
Dan Bucatinsky ... Lab Technician
Audrey Gelfund Audrey Gelfund ... Grandma
Ron Litman Ron Litman ... Clyde
Stefan Marks ... Jerry
T.J. Thyne ... Kid
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A young woman, struggling to become a novelist, has her life go into a tailspin. Her first novel is rejected, her non-committal boy friend decides to take a powder, her best friend moves to Mexico for an acting job, and her mother announces that her long presumed dead father is actually a hippie photographer who has come to town to meet her. Sinking into a depression at being a total failure at 28, she starts fantasizing about suicide. In her depths of despair she meets various eccentric characters including a chain-smoking Santa Claus and an obnoxious literary agent. But her belief in herself is only restored when she meets a patient in a hospital where she does volunteer work. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2001 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Au bout du désespoir See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bert Remsen's final film. See more »

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References Murder, She Wrote (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

God's Laughin'
Written by Stefan Marks
Performed by The Four Postmen
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Good performances, but a predictable story
5 January 2001 | by MsMarlyn-2See all my reviews

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. Eric Close does a great job as the confused boyfriend of the main character, who is played by Dedee Pfeiffer. She's a little disconcerting, because she looks just like Cameron Diaz, but has many of the mannerisms of Michelle Pfeiffer. Once past that, she did well. She has an expressive face, and is able to convey a lot with her expressions. However, it's hard to believe that an unemployed writer could live in such a nice home in LA of all places, not to mention afford to feed a large dog. Still, it's a sweet movie, and you feel good at the end.


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