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Isn't She Great [DVD] [2000]

  • SKU: 3950790
  • Release Date: 07/18/2000
  • Rating: R
Andrew Bergman's saucy biopic of Jacqueline Susann comes to DVD with both a 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer and a 1.33:1 full-frame image. The English soundtrack is available in Dolby Digital 5.1 and is closed-captioned. French subtitles are also available. This is a straightforward disc with the usual theatrical trailer, production notes, and short bios on the cast and the crew.
$7.99

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

    Special Features


    • Widescreen and full-frame formats
    • Production notes
    • Cast and filmmakers
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Universal web link

    Synopsis


    Isn't She Great
    Jacqueline Susann spent a long career on the edges of show business as an actress and model, but it never really paid off until she quit acting to write her first novel. Valley of the Dolls was a proudly sleazy potboiler that sold 26 million copies and had readers wondering which characters matched up to which real-life show-biz figures. Susann wrote several other successful novels, but fame and fortune didn't make her life any less tumultuous; she had well-publicized problems with drugs and alcohol and a series of free-wheeling affairs, although she stayed with her husband Irving Mansfield until her death in 1974 at the age of 56. Isn't She Great is a screen biography that focuses on Susann's roller-coaster literary career, with Bette Midler as Susann and Nathan Lane as Mansfield; David Hyde Pierce, Stockard Channing, John Cleese, and Sarah Jessica Parker round out the supporting cast. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Bette Midler
      Bette Midler - Jacqueline Susann
    • Nathan Lane
      Nathan Lane - Irving Mansfield
    • Stockard Channing
      Stockard Channing - Florence Maybelle
    • David Hyde Pierce
      David Hyde Pierce - Michael Hastings
    • John Cleese
      John Cleese - Henry Marcus



    Customer rating

    Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Valley of the Dolls meets Hollywood.

      Posted
      ABJF
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This somewhat fictionalized account of Jacqueline Susann (author of the bestseller "Valley of the Dolls") and her husband, Irving Mansfield, is somewhat entertaining but is more noteworthy for the actors than for the plot.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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