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No Laughing Matter (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 1 April 1998
Since 4 year-old Charlie Poleski's dad Matt's death while on police duty, he has been common working mother Emma's pride and joy. She messes up the first meeting with his girlfriend Lauren ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Elias

Writers:

Ted Kristian (story), Ted Kristian (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanne Somers ... Emma Poleski
Chad Christ ... Charlie Poleski
Selma Blair ... Lauren Winslow
Robert Desiderio ... Richard Warren
Ann Bosler Ann Bosler ... Corrie
Frank Gerrish ... George Nevi
James Brewster Thompson James Brewster Thompson ... Daryll Lemay
Brad Slocum Brad Slocum ... Larry
Elizabeth Hansen ... Janet Winslow
Michael Flynn ... Robert Winslow
Melissa Pace-Tanner Melissa Pace-Tanner ... Police Woman (as Melissa Pace)
David Jean Thomas ... Old Cop
Dawn Bluford Dawn Bluford ... Sarah
Laraine Mestman Laraine Mestman ... Instructor
William Moore William Moore ... Bartender
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Storyline

Since 4 year-old Charlie Poleski's dad Matt's death while on police duty, he has been common working mother Emma's pride and joy. She messes up the first meeting with his girlfriend Lauren Winslow's rich, posh parents, because of her recurring drinking problem. Charlie single-handedly get her sober and into AA, just in time to stand a chance of keeping her office job. Charlie's father's police friend, Richard Warren, becomes her lover and his mentor. Alas, Chad and Lauren also find themselves in another tough situation which changes everything. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and thematic elements involving alcoholism and teen pregnancy | See all certifications »

User Reviews

A fairly well movie
24 July 2002 | by zootercar89See all my reviews

I liked this movie a lot. I think that Selma Blair did an excellent job in this movie. And the drinking parts were not over exaggerated at all, if anything under exaggerated. You can not cure a woman that addicted to alcohol in one weekend, someone like that would take probably at least 3 months. I didn't really like how the boy acted like none of it was his fault, it was all hers, and she was ruining his life. He really needed to grow up.

i give this movie a 8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Laughing Matter See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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