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Isn't She Great (2000)

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An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "Valley of the Dolls" and other trashy novels. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jacqueline Susann
... Irving Mansfield
... Florence Maybelle
... Michael Hastings
... Henry Marcus
... Maury Manning
... Debbie
Terrence Labrosse ... Radio actor
... Shecky
... Brad Bradburn (as Christopher MacDonald)
... Prof. Brainiac
... Bambi Madison (as Dina Spybey)
Pauline Little ... Leslie Barnett
... Passerby
... Mort
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An unsuccessful over-the-top actress becomes a successful over-the-top authoress in this biography of Jacqueline Susann, the famed writer of "Valley of the Dolls" and other trashy novels. Facing a failing career, Susann meets a successful promoter who becomes her husband. After several failures to place her in commercials and a TV quiz show, he hits upon the idea for her to become a writer. In the pre-1960s, her books were looked upon as trash and non-printable. But then the sexual revolution hit and an audience was born for her books. The story shows the hidden behind the scenes story of Susann's life, including her autistic son and her continuing bout with cancer that she hid up to her death. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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28 January 2000 (USA)  »

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Ela É um Sucesso  »

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Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,368,705, 30 January 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,962,465

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,003,296
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Jacqueline Susann watches people waiting in line at the Radio City Music Hall to see Once Is Not Enough. Susann died the year before this movie was released. See more »

Quotes

Henry Marcus: It's not a book anymore. It's a bestseller.
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References Camille (1936) See more »

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Roller Coaster
Written by Milton Delugg, Lou Busch
Performed by Henri Rene
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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I loved this movie
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I wasn't a fan of Jackie Susann's books and didn't care for the movies based on them. But I LOVED this movie. It was done in a comedy format rather than totally serious, but it was wonderful. I loved her going to the park and facing up into the sky/tree to talk to God. And the bubbly Miss M brought a lot of excitement and energy to the role. As a wanna be writer, myself, I was impressed with Miss Susann's life story especially starting her writing career later in life and making herself into a best-seller and celebrity (with her husband's and publishers' help.) I am glad that she was able to get her books published and have the fame she craved. Everyone should be able to do that in whatever field they prefer. It is a very good book for writers to watch for education on marketing and publicity for your own books. Watch it. It would be a good movie even if it were based loosely on a real person and life.


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