Isn't She Great Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Isn't She Great the Movie

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Irreverant biopic about the queen of '60s trash novels, Jacqueline Susann (Midler), and her hungry quest for flashy fame. Lane plays her ever-loyal husband and manager, Irving Mansfield. Susann's life was no bed of roses as she fought a long battle with breast cancer and had an austistic child, although she never let her personal tragedies become public fodder. Midler gives an overripe performance while Channing (as best friend Florence) proves to be the true scene-stealer. Unfortunately, the film is even more shallow than a Susann novel and lot less fun. Based on a memoir by Susann's editor, Michael Korda.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.

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Biopics: Writers, Writers, Women, Period Piece: 1960s, Marriage, Showbiz Dramas, Disease of the Week, Adapted from an Article, Period Piece: 1970s
Paul Rudnick
Bette Midler, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, David Hyde Pierce, John Cleese, John Larroquette, Amanda Peet
Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Andrew Bergman
Burt Bacharach
Mike Lobell, Ted Kurdyla, Gary Levinsohn, Mark Gordon, Universal Studios

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