Just 45 Minutes From Broadway (2012)



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Whether trodding the boards for paying audiences or performing at the kitchen table for her theatrical family (mother Diane Salinger, father Jack Heller, uncle David Proval, boarder Harriet Schock) the only place Pandora Isaacs (Tanna Frederick) has ever felt truly safe and entirely at home is onstage. Like so many actors she is not completely sure about the difference between real life and the theater and - as she willingly admits - she really doesn't want to. Stinging from a recent romantic … More

Rating: R (for some language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Henry Jaglom
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 3, 2012
Box Office: $88.6k
Rainbow Releasing - Official Site


Tanna Frederick

as Panda Isaacs
Judd Nelson

as James Archer
Jack Heller

as Grisha Isaacs
David Proval

as Larry Cooper
Julie Davis

as Betty Isaacs
Diane Salinger

as Vivien Cooper Isaacs
Harriet Schock

as Sally Brooks
Sabrina Jaglom

as Judy Cooper
Simon Jaglom

as Willy Lewis
Simon O. Jaglom

as Willy Lewis
Michael Emil

as Uncle Misha
Linda Carson

as Aunt Karla
Eliza Roberts

as Aunt Kit
Peter Townend

as Barry Lewis
Emily Alexander

as Linda Lewis
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (8)

George ... disdains working on TV or in dinner theater. Compared to this movie, however, these would be preferable alternatives.

Full Review… | October 3, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

You will either laugh or cringe, depending on your enjoyment of comic melodrama (the kind view) or distaste for overindulged actors (the not-so-kind view).

Full Review… | October 3, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Altogether, it comes to resemble theater filmed by Paul Greengrass.

Full Review… | October 3, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

Though Jaglom intends for us to be charmed by show folk, the amateurish performances and perennially misjudged direction wind up portraying them instead as boundlessly needy narcissists.

Full Review… | October 3, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The boldness is welcome, the execution awkward.

Full Review… | October 3, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Self-consciously cribbing from Chekhov by way of Robert Altman, the filmmaker convenes an extended family of stage actors at a decaying country house in New Rochelle, where the Ambien-enhanced emotional pitch lingers north of perpetual hysteria.

Full Review… | October 3, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

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