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The Sleepy Time Gal (2001)

R | | Drama | 24 January 2001 (USA)
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A young woman, played by Martha Plimpton learns of her adoption and eventually quits her law firm job in NYC and goes on a journey to find her birth mother - played by Jaqueline Bissett.

Director:

Christopher Munch

Writers:

Christopher Munch, Alice Elliott Dark (excerpts from Betty's book written by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Bisset ... Frances
Martha Plimpton ... Rebecca
Nick Stahl ... Morgan
Amy Madigan ... Maggie
Frankie Faison ... Jimmy Dupree (as Frankie R. Faison)
Carmen Zapata Carmen Zapata ... Anna
Peggy Gormley ... Betty
Seymour Cassel ... Bob
Molly Price ... Rebecca's Colleague
Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Miriam
Clara Bellar Clara Bellar ... Mushroom Girl
Justin Theroux ... Rebecca's Boyfriend
Mark Tymchyshyn ... Larry Mosher
Anibal O. Lleras ... Mr. Vega
Phyllis Somerville ... Rebecca's Adoptive Mother
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Frances had been a radio DJ in Florida; she's now living in San Francisco and dying of cancer, with one son living nearby whose work as a photographer is beginning to take off and another, mostly estranged, living in London. She makes a trip to rural Pennsylvania to visit an old lover (and his wife). Meanwhile, Rebecca is searching for her birth mother, who is, of course, Frances. Their lives intersect in other unexpected ways as her search and her work, inspecting the books of radio stations being acquired, progress. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief nudity and language
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Carmen Zapata's last film. See more »

Soundtracks

Sleepy Time
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Written by Dan Barrett
Performed by Rebecca Kilgore
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If you don't mind thinking, this film is for you.
18 May 2003 | by cabaretwomanSee all my reviews

This is another example of a film that will stay with you.

I am not going to go into a lengthy review here; why? A couple of other reviewers did so very well with their comments. Let me say simply that I found the film to be an interesting 'study' of relationships. I call it a study because is is a film that asks the viewer to listen carefully, and to think. I echo another reviewer in saying that the death scene is very realistic. (So many films make it so sparkling, they almost make death appealing). It was part of what made this film so good; I was amazed at how saddened and disturbed I became in watching Frances' last days.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Backwards Looks, Far Corners See more »

Filming Locations:

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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