Isn't She Great

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Isn't She Great
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Directed by Andrew Bergman
Produced by Mike Lobell
Written by Paul Rudnick
Michael Korda (magazine article)
Starring Bette Midler
Nathan Lane
Stockard Channing
David Hyde Pierce
John Cleese
John Larroquette
Amanda Peet
Christopher McDonald
Debbie Shapiro
Paul Benedict
Music by Burt Bacharach
Cinematography Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Editing by Barry Malkin
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates January 28, 2000 (2000-01-28)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $36 million
Box office $2,954,405

Isn't She Great is a 2000 American film, that presents a fictionalized biography of best-selling author Jacqueline Susann, played by Bette Midler. The film was directed by Andrew Bergman, with a screenplay by Paul Rudnick based on a 1995 New Yorker profile by Michael Korda. It was released by Universal Pictures.

The film covers Susann's entire life, focusing on her early struggles as an aspiring actress relentlessly hungry for fame, her relationship with press agent husband Irving Mansfield (Nathan Lane), with whom she had an institutionalized autistic son, her success as the author of Valley of the Dolls, and her battle with and subsequent death from breast cancer. In addition to Midler and Lane, the film stars Stockard Channing as Susann's "gal pal" Florence Maybelle, David Hyde Pierce as book editor Michael Hastings, and John Cleese as publisher Henry Marcus. John Larroquette, Amanda Peet, Christopher McDonald, Debbie Shapiro, and Paul Benedict have supporting roles.

Opening in 750 US theatres on January 28, 2000, it was assaulted by the critics and shunned by the public, and domestically earned only $2,954,405 at the box office, far less than its cost of $36 million.[1] Midler was nominated for a Worst Actress Golden Raspberry Award.

The film has been released on DVD.

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