This Is My Life (1992)

PG-13   |    |  Drama


This Is My Life (1992) Poster

A stand-up comic (Julie Kavner) neglects her two daughters in the midst of her newfound fame.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

6/10
984

Photos

  • Dan Aykroyd and Carrie Fisher in This Is My Life (1992)
  • Gaby Hoffmann in This Is My Life (1992)
  • Gaby Hoffmann in This Is My Life (1992)
  • Carrie Fisher and Gaby Hoffmann in This Is My Life (1992)
  • This Is My Life (1992)
  • This Is My Life (1992)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


13 May 2002 | aromatic-2
10
| Whimsically winning slice-of-life movie
I just watched this movie for the third time. I chose to watch it on Mother's Day because this is about as realistic a tale about mother-and-daughter bonding and growing pains as you will ever see. Julie Kavner is nothing short of amazing as Dotty, a stand-up comic from Ozone Park, Queens, waiting for her chance to make it to the big time. But, life necessitates tradeoffs. As her career takes off, Dotty is unable to spend much time with her kids who grow resentful. And with her older daughter Erica (an excellent performance by Samantha Mathis) now in the awkward early teen years, everything Dotty does is a personal embarrassment to Erica.

The direction is a bit on the claustrophobic and episodic side. Aside from experimenting with the number of different ways to show polka dots, this is not a visually impressive film, nor is it meant to be.

But on its own terms, it is sweet, warm, winning, and true.

Critic Reviews



"Jett" Star Carla Gugino Will Do Any Stunt

Carla Gugino, star of "The Haunting of Hill House" and Watchmen, discusses the fearless attitude she brings to every role, including in her new Cinemax series, "Jett."

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what movies and TV series IMDb editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com