This Is My Life (1992)




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Nora Ephron's directorial debut This Is My Life (based on Meg Wolitzer's novel This is Your Life) is about a single working mother (Julie Kavner) whose attention is torn between her two daughters and her promising career as a stand-up comedian.
PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Comedy , Drama
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20th Century Fox

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Julie Kavner
as Dottie Ingels
Samantha Mathis
as Erica Ingels
Gaby Hoffmann
as Opal Ingels
Carrie Fisher
as Claudia
Dan Aykroyd
as Arnold Moss
Marita Geraghty
as Mia Jablon
Caroline Aaron
as Martha Ingels
Kathy Najimy
as Angela
Danny Zorn
as Jordan
Renee Lippin
as Arlene
Joy Behar
as Ruby
Estelle Harris
as Aunt Harriet
Sidney Armus
as Morris Chesler
David Eisner
as Oliver
Annie Golden
as Marianne
Harvey Miller
as Lester
Patrick Rose
as Gary Garry
Kate McGregor-Stewart
as Jordan's Mom
Ellen Cleghorne
as TV Talk Show Host
Diane Sokolow
as Charlene
Louis Di Bianco
as Norm Ingels
Tom Wood
as Billy
Louis DiBianco
as Norm Ingels
Faye Cohen
as Evelyn's Daughter
Theresa Tova
as Rochelle
Heather Brown
as Jessica
Billy Van
as Agent
Bob Zidel
as Mr. Kaminski
Max Bernstein
as 1st Tree Boy
Oly Obst
as 2nd Tree Boy
Jacob Bernstein
as 3rd Tree Boy
Zoe Hayes
as Girl in Mouse Costume
Audrey Webb
as Mrs. Fabricant
Katherine Greenwood
as Young Matron
Eric R. Mendelsohn
as Ice Cream Parlor Waiter
Bo Dietl
as Detective Wheedle
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Critic Reviews for This Is My Life

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

Poorly executed, Nora Ephron's feature debut as director is like a TV sit-com, defying realism and logic

Full Review… | January 8, 2007

Nora Ephron's wonderful adaptation of Meg Wolitzner's novel.

Full Review… | July 17, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

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September 2, 2004
Los Angeles CityBeat

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June 10, 2004

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May 28, 2004
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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October 31, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for This Is My Life


This Is My Life is the story of a Single mother who dreams of becoming a stand up comedian and the relationship she shares with her two daughters. Julie Kavner plays Dottie. Aside from her voice grating on my nerves, she voices the famous Marge Simpson, I thought her performance was nothing spectacular. A young Samantha Mathis plays her oldest daughter, Erica. She was convincing as this teenager who was trying to come into her own. An even younger Gaby Hoffman plays the youngest daughter, Opal. The girls did have good chemistry as sisters. The cast also stars Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and the great Dan Akroyd. Although, there wasn't enough of his character, and he wasn't able to bring out his wonderful comedic flare at all. With Nora Ephron in the directors chair, I really expected this to be a heartwarming tale with the box of Kleenex handy. This Is My Life was cute, but it was lacking something. I would give it lukewarm at best.

Jami  Lyn
Jami Lyn

i dont remember it much but i rented it long ago... i remeber julie kavner and the struggle her daughters went through as she rose in her career... it was sweet story and a good first film for ephron.

C.G. Carrillo
C.G. Carrillo

This is My Life (1992): 5/10 [img][/img]

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