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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 »

Director:

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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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Bert Remsen's final film. See more »

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References Murder, She Wrote (1984) See more »

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Modern Day Woman
Performed by The Four Postmen
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It's a fun film that steps on your funny bone to get a better grip on your heart strings.
1 April 1999 | by bradhallSee all my reviews

Director Florrie Laurence is a girl. I am not. That said, this hour and a half Ally McBeal After School Special about how life-is-all-about-living-it-while-you-can is pretty good. While I'm not a girl, this movie made me cry like one. It had that not so rare blend of heart warming humor and sentiment that keeps Kleenex in business. Sky ends up being a well directed "what have you done for you lately" piece of advice.

It's a fun film that steps on your funny bone to get a better grip on your heart strings. Entertaining turns by Teri Garr as the psycho-oops, psychic-mom, Howard (Johnny Fever) Hesseman as the dad named Yogi, and even Chris Elliott keep this film lively throughout. As a fan of the now defunct Melrose Place (face it, the show was over when Alison stopped drinking), I wanted to see more of Laura Leighton in the bright-spirited Jiminy Cricket friend and supporter role.

One more notable: Joe Camp (of Benji fame) was the Animal Wrangler for Sammy the sheepdog who provides as fine an acting job as any four legged creatue this side of "As Good As It Gets". Oh, don't see this one by yourself if you're already lonely. Do go if you need a good cry on top of a good ha-ha.


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