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Irreverant biopic about the queen of '60s trash novels, Jacqueline Susann (Midler), and her hungry quest for flashy fame. Lane plays her ever-loyal husband and manager, Irving Mansfield. Susann's life was no bed of roses as she fought a long battle with breast cancer and had an austistic child, although she never let her personal tragedies become public fodder. Midler gives an overripe performance while Channing (as best friend Florence) proves to be the true scene-stealer. Unfortunately, the film is even more shallow than a Susann novel and lot less fun. Based on a memoir by Susann's editor, Michael Korda.

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Available on Running time 96 minutes.

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Genres
Biopics: Writers, Writers, Women, Period Piece: 1960s, Marriage, Showbiz Dramas, Disease of the Week, Adapted from an Article, Period Piece: 1970s
Screenplay
Paul Rudnick
Cast
Bette Midler, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, David Hyde Pierce, John Cleese, John Larroquette, Amanda Peet
Cinematography
Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Director
Andrew Bergman
Music
Burt Bacharach
Producer
Mike Lobell, Ted Kurdyla, Gary Levinsohn, Mark Gordon, Universal Studios

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Isn't She Great
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Stacey

The movie, Isn’t She Great, hit theaters in the year 2000, with a run time of 96 minutes. The movie has a rating of R for language. Jacqueline Susann (Bette Midler) wanted fame. She tried very hard to become an actress and ended up falling. Her husband, Irving Masfield, (Nathan Lane) is a successful promoter who tried to help her achieve her goals. Since the acting wasn’t working out as she had hoped, he suggested writing. At first her books didn’t take off because they were considered as trash and no one would print them. But soon the time came where she printed her books and they were a huge hit. The documentary shows her life before and after fame. The documentary also takes a look into her private life, including about her autistic son and her cancer battle she kept secret.