Isn't She Great (2000)



Critic Consensus: Bland material produces entirely forgettable comic performances.

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Jacqueline Susann spent a long career on the edges of show business as an actress and model, but it never really paid off until she quit acting to write her first novel. Valley of the Dolls was a proudly sleazy potboiler that sold 26 million copies and had readers wondering which characters matched up to which real-life show-biz figures. Susann wrote several other successful novels, but fame and fortune didn't make her life any less tumultuous; she had well-publicized problems with drugs and … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Rudnick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 18, 2000
Universal Studios Home Video - Official Site


as Jacqueline Susann

as Irving Mansfield

as Henry Marcus

as Michael Hastings

as Florence Maybelle

as Maury Manning

as Radio Actor

as Shecky

as Brad Bradburn

as Prof. Brainiac

as Bambi Madison

as Pauline Little

as Passerby

as Guy's Doctor

as Receptionist

as Junior Editor

as Man with Bicycle

as Mrs. Ramirez

as Doorman

as Manicurist

as Orderly No. 1

as Eddie In Lindy's

as Waiter

as Lissy Hastings

as Mimsy Hastings

as Aunt Abigail

as Nelson Hastings

as News Anchor

as Harry Gladrey

as Irma Gladrey

as Book Nook Clerk

as Jim Morrison

as Truman Capote

as Saleswoman

as Aristotle Onassis

as Steve Lawrence

as Eydie Gorme

as Guy at 6

as Guy at 14

as Stage Murderer

as Skeptical Housewife

as Wolf Whistle Teamste...

as Orderly No. 2

as Steve Lawrence
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Critic Reviews for Isn't She Great

All Critics (79) | Top Critics (26)

The most notable aspect of this trashy (but unenjoyable) biopic of Jacquleine Susann, Valley of the Doll's best-selling author, is its running time (93 minutes); Bette Midler and Nathan Lane give two of their worst and broadest performances.

Full Review… | December 14, 2006
Top Critic

Neither Midler nor director Bergman are able to navigate the queasy shifts from camp cartoon to bathos, as Susann sputters in denial over her cancer and autistic son.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

The movie is a stinker, but it's not an enjoyable stinker.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

A disappointingly small effort.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

Isn't She Great is so bland and sentimental, it makes trash seem boring.

January 1, 2000
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Only funny if you enjoy going out and paying for the kind of comedy writing you can stay at home and get free on sitcoms.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Isn't She Great


Interesting for the pop culture history but otherwise not so great.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

Not the screaming camp-fest I expected. Most of the time I was feeling really bad for Jaquie. The best scene was when she cracked it at God.

Robert Fearon

Super Reviewer

i dont like jackie susann and i dont like her books. but this movie is so funny and so cool. bette midler is a good actress! i was happy when she got her book published. the book this movie took its plot from it cool. also its a good movie even if it was real.

Lisa Shaw

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