If Lucy Fell (1996)
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as Lucy Ackerman
as Bwick Elias
as Jane Lindquist
as Simon Ackerman
as Joe MacGonaughgill
as Handsome Man
as Chinese Messenger
as Elegant Middle-Aged Woman
as Bag Man
as Man in Gallery
Critic Reviews for If Lucy Fell
A bleak, annoyingly quirky Gen-X recasting of the When Harry Met Sally notion that true love is based on friendship.
Sadly, the story is nowhere as original as the details and performances.
There is an affectation that I find particularly annoying, and that is when people choose to perform at a level below their natural intelligence.
A disappointingly superficial romantic comedy. There's no chemistry between any of the characters. The acting is mediocre, with Schaeffer and Parker exhibiting no screen presence.
All coy grins and daffy mugging, Mr. Stiller plays the role as if aspiring to become the Elliott Gould of his generation. Compared with jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge, that's a reasonable goal.
Audience Reviews for If Lucy Fell
Generic and uninspired, If Lucy Fell is stereotypical rom-com tripe. The story follows two friends that make a death pact to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge if they haven't turned around their romantic fortunes in 28 days. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Eric Schaeffer, Ben Stiller, and Elle Macpherson, the cast is fairly good and gives decent performances. But the writing is extremely poor, and is just one cliche after another. If Lucy Fell is a by the book romantic comedy that has some charm, but no originality or heart.
I know it's not a great movie, but this is one i used to have on VHS when it first came out and just loved, so I have good memories of it, which have probably sent the rating up a star it doesn't deserve! I recently picked it up on DVD after not seeing it in years, and still love it, even though I can see it is a bit silly in hindsight. This is a really nice role for Sarah Jessica (particularly when you look at some of the movies she is picking these days. Geez!). I also didn't realise a very young Scarlett Johansson is in this too with a small part! Elle McPherson plays the same vapid pretty girl she always seemed to play around this era of her career (as with her character on Friends, I think was around the same time). Pretty face, wooden acting. Really not a fan, funny you don't see her these days. But I guess she suits the shallow Jane here. Eric Schaffer as Joe is not all that well cast, actually kind of weird. (I think written that way, though). Still not annoying enough to put me off the movie! Also worth a look for a younger Ben Stiller - also better than anything he has been in recently (Fockers, anyone?). Just a sweet, romantic little story which is a bit quirky. Undemanding viewing.
Lucy has a terrible dull lovelife and lives as a single woman together with her roommate Joe. Lucy and Joe are best friends so they agree to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge if either of them aren't in a committed relationship within a month. This movie wasn't the best I've seen and it wasn't the worst either. Ben Stiller's character was hilarious and extremely weird in this movie and it gave a lot of laughs. This movie has a lot of talented actors in it and I thought this was what made the movie much better than it was.
If Lucy Fell Quotes
|Jane Linquist:||We're not reality material.|
|Joe MacGaunaughill:||I didn't know that.|
|Jane Linquist:||What's the clue... smart, sexy, good-looking guy... Why haven't you slept with a girl for the last five years?|
|Joe MacGaunaughill:||Because I've been saving myself.|
|Jane Linquist:||For who?|
|Joe MacGaunaughill:||I guess I don't know.|
|Al:||I'm proud of you, Joe.|
|Al:||Because you finally figured out the girl in your heart that isn't the girl in your dreams. Some people don't figure it out all their lives.|
|Joe MacGaunaughill:||I'd be happy to blow your mind but... can we just lie down?|