If Lucy Fell
|If Lucy Fell|
|Directed by||Eric Schaeffer|
|Produced by||Bradley Jenkel
|Written by||Eric Schaeffer
|Starring||Sarah Jessica Parker
|Music by||Amanda Kravat
|Edited by||Susan Graef|
|Distributed by||TriStar Pictures|
|Release date(s)||March 8, 1996|
|Running time||92 minutes|
A young Scarlett Johansson plays a neighbor / art student of the main couple.
Joe MacGonaughgill (Eric Schaeffer) and Lucy Ackerman (Sarah Jessica Parker) are roommates and best friends living in a small Manhattan apartment. Lucy is turning thirty and her love life is embarrassingly dull. Joe on the other hand is infatuated with his attractive neighbor Jane (Elle Macpherson). Lucy then decides to form a death pact with Joe like they'd had back in college. If they do not both find true love by the time Lucy turns thirty, then they will both jump off the Brooklyn Bridge.
Jane comes to an artwork show of Joe's where Joe finally gathers up the courage to ask her out, while Lucy begins dating Bwick Elias (Ben Stiller), a weirdo artist who paints with his own body parts. Joe soon realizes that Jane isn't who he thought she ought to be. Bwick also turns out to be "no Joe" for Lucy. It is at this point that Joe and Lucy realize that they are perfect for each other.
If Lucy Fell earned mostly negative reviews from critics, holding a 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 27 reviews.
- Struggling independent filmmaker Eric Schaeffer convinced Sarah Jessica Parker to take the female lead in If Lucy Fell when she hailed the cab he was driving.
- Amanda Kravat and band Marry Me Jane composed the music for If Lucy Fell directed by Eric Schaeffer. Kravat later composed music for Schaeffer's second feature film, Fall.
- Janet Maslin (March 8, 1996). "If They Haven't Found Love by 30, They'll Jump. Well, O.K.". The New York Times.