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This Is My Life (film)

For the 2004 Finnish film, see Uuno Turhapuro – This Is My Life.
This Is My Life
File:This Is My Life VideoCover.jpeg
Directed by Nora Ephron
Produced by Lynda Obst
Written by Screenplay:
Nora Ephron
Delia Ephron
Book:
Meg Wolitzer
Starring Julie Kavner
Samantha Mathis
Gaby Hoffmann
Carrie Fisher
Dan Aykroyd
Music by Carly Simon
Cinematography Bobby Byrne
Editing by Robert M. Reitano
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) February 21, 1992 (USA)
Running time 94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,922,094 (USA)

This Is My Life is a 1992 film that marked the directorial debut of screenwriter Nora Ephron. The screenplay, written by Ephron and her sister, Delia Ephron, is based on the book, This Is Your Life, by Meg Wolitzer.

The film tells the story of Dottie Ingels (Julie Kavner), who works at a cosmetics counter but aspires to be a stand-up comedian. Ingels' Aunt Harriet dies and leaves the family her home in Queens which Ingels then sells to move to an apartment in Manhattan. Ingels' comedy career starts to take off with the help her agent, Arnold Moss (Dan Aykroyd) and Moss's assistant, Claudia Curtis (Carrie Fisher). Ingels' children, Erica (Samantha Mathis) and Opal (Gaby Hoffmann) get angry at Dottie because they hardly ever see her. Erica and Opal then run away to find their father in upstate Albany, whom Opal doesn't even remember, only being 1 or 2 years old when he left them.

The character portrayed by Aykroyd, Arnold Moss, is based on the famous New York talent agent Sam Cohn, and has some of the eccentricities for which Cohn was known, such as a habit of eating paper.[1]

The film's soundtrack was performed by Carly Simon and released on Qwest Records. Although the album failed to chart, the single "Love of My Life" reached #16 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

20th Century Fox released the film on DVD-R in 2012 as part of its Fox Cinema Archives line.

Source

  • LeVasseur, Andrea "This Is My Life". Allmovie.

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • AllRovi
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