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The Sky Is Falling (1999)

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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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 »

Connections

Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

God's Laughin'
Written by Stefan Marks
Performed by The Four Postmen
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Moving and Sweet
18 January 2003 | by BobbygoodeSee all my reviews

I must say I was captivated by Dedee Pfeiffer's self effacing performance as the young girl who foolishly thinks her life is over at 28. It was quite moving, and all the quirky characters and incidents were a nice comedic counterpoint. The film is very "chick" - but I (a middle aged guy) loved it. It was extremely well produced, and the soundtrack I'd like to buy. Pleasant, adorable, touching, sweet, and ultimately very "feel good" - yes, it has a great affinity to "It's A Wonderful Life", down to the Christmas season time frame. And what a nice supporting cast of wonderful actors. Indeed, underrated - both the film, and the very capable Ms. Pfeiffer. What an expressive face she has. At first I swore it was Cameron Diaz, but I knew it wasn't. Very much recommended to the late teen, early 20s set especially.


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