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The Sleepy Time Gal (2001)

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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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Storyline

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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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Carmen Zapata's last film. See more »

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Suite For Unaccompanied Cello #5
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Lou Ellin
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Unsatisfying attempt
30 July 2003 | by luvturtledSee all my reviews

The Sleepy Time Gal was an excellent concept that unfortunately ended up being unsatisfying. Death is a hard thing to film but this movie does nothing to enhance views we have seen about death. The adoption story was wonderful but never met a good end. I needed to see more resolution because I had to assume to much about what Rebecca found out in the end. I was disappointed that they never met and that Morgan never eluded to knowing about her, if he did. I wish it had been a better movie. For only being an hour and a half long, I felt that it was much longer. Nice try but the bar was never met.


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