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If Lucy Fell

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If Lucy Fell

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
92 minutes
performer:
Sarah Jessica Parker, Eric Schaeffer, Ben Stiller
director:
Eric Schaeffer
author:
63929
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a D+

Quick, get the bug repellent, it’s another infestation of clueless, chatty, goofily dressed Gen Xers flitting around the scary idea of love! Eric Schaeffer, who made a small splash with his 1994 self-referential debut feature My Life’s in Turnaround, wrote, directed, and stars in the contrived, determinedly cutesy romantic comedy If Lucy Fell — the bastard spawn of Reality Bites and When Harry Met Sally. Princess of sparkle Sarah Jessica Parker costars as Lucy, a neurotic yet fetching Manhattan psychotherapist (oy!) who makes a pact with her wacky best friend/roommate, Joe (Schaeffer), that if the two of them don’t find potential mates before her imminent 30th birthday, they’ll jump off the Brooklyn Bridge together. So jump already, and free up a really good Upper West Side apartment. With Ben Stiller doing a broad send-up of an artiste, model Elle MacPherson as a barely animated object of desire, and, for cheap laffs, Dave Letterman’s Bangladeshi neighbors Mujibur and Sirajul as convenience store clerks. D+

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