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Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker (Dinah Manoff) impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, Calif., to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father, Herbert (Walter Matthau). An aspiring actress, Libby expects Herbert to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes clear that the underemployed Herbert and his hairdresser girlfriend, Steffy (Ann-Margret), are not in a position to advance anyone else's career.

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Critic Reviews for I Ought to Be in Pictures

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (1)

  • I Ought to Be in Pictures is a slender but endearing Neil Simon comedy-drama, reflecting the human side of the prolific writer.

    October 22, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Simon's best dialogue revolves around genuine emotion. He's the only screenwriter dealing consistently with familial issues. He's working toward something more lasting than gags. Pictures is a step in that direction.

    April 27, 2018 | Full Review…
  • I Ought To Be In Pictures ought to be; it's a classy adaptation of a fine play that has the added advantage of a cunningly cloying Marvin Hamlisch music score to help open the tearducts.

    August 21, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The only unique virtue of screenwriter Neil Simon is to modernize characters of the conservative comedies of the 1920s and 1930s. [Full Review in Spanish]

    August 27, 2019 | Full Review…
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    May 7, 2007 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for I Ought to Be in Pictures

  • Jan 12, 2011
    If I had a father in Hollywood who was a screenwriter that I hadn't seen in a couple years & there was maybe a chance he'd hook me up, I might move to Hollywood to.I watched this movie just because it had Walter Matthau in it & he was OK I guess but it wasn't all that great.I found Dinah Manoff's character to be annoying & whiny
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