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Call number: DVD 792.028 Se

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Malletts Adult

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Originally released as a Showtime television documentary.

Host: Rosanna Arquette ; interviews with: Robin Wright Penn, Jane Fonda, Diane Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, Sharon Stone, Salma Hayek, Theresa Russell, Teri Garr, Laura Dern, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alfre Woodard, JoBeth Williams, Catherine O'Hara, Meg Ryan.

This documentary is not only about film star Debra Winger, but also about the trials and tribulations of actresses in Hollywood who have reached "that certain age". Arquette interviews several of her colleagues, all of whom have their own personal horror stories about insensitive producers and casting directors who tend to think of over-40 actresses as being suitable only for mother, "other woman", and "hero's girlfriend" roles, if they bother to cast these roles at all. The women also discuss the difficulties in balancing a successful career and a private life.

DVD, Region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.

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but this movie is uneven and sometimes comes across as a vanity project for Rosanna Arquette (the director). It's well known that the entertainment industry is cruel to actresses and this film doesn't tell you anything you don't already know. May be of interest if you're interested in film history, like the actresses interviewed, or enjoy hearing behind-the-scenes anecdotes about famous movies.

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