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      This Is My Life

      PG-13 1992 1 hr. 34 min. Comedy List
      36% 14 Reviews Tomatometer 48% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Divorcee Dottie Ingels (Julie Kavner) works in retail, but she really wants to make it as a comedienne. After receiving an inheritance, Dottie decides it's now or never, and moves to New York City with her children, Erica (Samantha Mathis) and Opal (Gaby Hoffmann). Before long, Dottie finds success on the stand-up circuit. Unfortunately, this leaves little time to care for her daughters. When Dottie begins to date her manager, Arnold Moss (Dan Aykroyd), it's the last straw for Erica and Opal. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Oct 10 Buy Now

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      Jhs G A wonderful funny coming of age movie about an offbeat family and about love. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/28/23 Full Review Audience Member this movie is so under-rated by it 38% rating. It's funny and moving and realistic about mother-daughter relationships. A fun watch Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Frances H Some good dialogue and pleasant story, but somehow. it just doesn't quite make it to the really good. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 07/28/14 Full Review Audience Member A funny and honest film about a rise to fame and true mother-daughter relationships. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member A little forgettable, but I liked what I saw of it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member The stand-up comedy bits are not funny, but it's a decent drama about a mother who becomes famous and her relationship with her two daughters. (First viewing - In my mid-twenties) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ella Taylor L.A. Weekly Unfortunately, it has no people in it; only a bunch of gag dispensers. Apr 15, 2022 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times What's new about This is My Life is that it's an argument between the two points of view -- with the mother and her daughters each demanding their own rights. There is humor in this approach, and also some truth. Rated: 3/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Kathleen Maher Austin Chronicle Rated: 2/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Malcolm Johnson Hartford Courant Nora Ephron's directing debut with a mother-daughter bonding comedy goes through its ups and downs -- almost like life. Apr 10, 2018 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Poorly executed, Nora Ephron's feature debut as director is like a TV sit-com, defying realism and logic Rated: C Jan 8, 2007 Full Review Andy Klein Los Angeles CityBeat Rated: 4/5 Sep 2, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Divorcee Dottie Ingels (Julie Kavner) works in retail, but she really wants to make it as a comedienne. After receiving an inheritance, Dottie decides it's now or never, and moves to New York City with her children, Erica (Samantha Mathis) and Opal (Gaby Hoffmann). Before long, Dottie finds success on the stand-up circuit. Unfortunately, this leaves little time to care for her daughters. When Dottie begins to date her manager, Arnold Moss (Dan Aykroyd), it's the last straw for Erica and Opal.
      Director
      Nora Ephron
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 18, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.8M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Stereo
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