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Issue: Winter, 2000

Isn't She Great movie review

Based on the life of popular author Jacqueline Susann an unsuccessful actress who decides to find fame and fortune by writing a sexy bestseller.

She wrote books that were mad, bad, and over the top. The broke the rules of grammar, metaphor and good taste. Jacqueline Susann was hugely successful, but first she was a failure who only her agent (Nathan Lane) and her best friend (Stockard Channing) believed in.

This is the story of a woman who lived an eccentric life, who found fame and fortune by hard work and by believing in her work when no-one else did. She accepted and made a place for a child with disabilities and cancer without making a drama about them.

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Talent isn't everything.

This is an inspiring story about making a life for oneself on one's own terms. It proves that when it comes to acting, comedians can do anything.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 1 June 2000
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See also: Bette Midler (That Old Feeling, Isn't She Great, The Women, Then She Found Me, The Stepford Wives, What Women Want, Beaches, Big Business, Outrageous Fortune, Ruthless People, The Rose)

Just the facts:

Title: Isn't She Great (2000)
Written by: Michael Korda (article), Paul Rudnick (screenplay)
Directed by: Andrew Bergman
running time: 95 mins

The Players: Bette Midler, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, David Hyde Pierce, John Cleese, John Larroquette, Amanda Peet,

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