Life with Mikey

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Life with Mikey
Life with mikey poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by James Lapine
Produced by Scott Rudin
Marc Lawrence
Written by Marc Lawrence
Starring Michael J. Fox
Christina Vidal
Nathan Lane
Cyndi Lauper
David Krumholtz
Music by Alan Menken
Cinematography Rob Hahn
Edited by Robert Leighton
Production
company
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release dates
June 4, 1993
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2 million
Box office $12,440,858

Life with Mikey (also known as Give Me a Break) is a 1993 comedy film starring Michael J. Fox, Christina Vidal, Nathan Lane, Cyndi Lauper and David Krumholtz.

Tagline: He's a talent agent. She's a thief. Looks like they've already got something in common.

Plot[edit]

Mikey Chapman (Michael J. Fox), a former child star and now a talent agent for child stars, discovers Angie Vega (Christina Vidal, in her first movie), a girl who pick-pockets for money and lives with her teenage sister and her boyfriend. Together, they try to hit it big and earn her a role on a series of television commercials.

Cast[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

An episode of Spin City, "Wife with Mikey", is titled with a nod to this film. It is the last episode in which Fox appears, having left the regular cast at the end of the 4th season due to his worsening Parkinson's disease. The daughter of the director of this movie Phoebe Lapine appeared in the film as one of the Andrews Sisters. Also, Anna Rose Menken the daughter of the composer of the movie has appeared next to Phoebe Lapine in the beginning of the movie.

Reception[edit]

The movie received a mixed to negative reception.[1][2][3][4] Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 22% of the 9 critics gave the film a positive review, with 2 fresh and 7 rotten review, with a rating average of 3.9 out of 10 and 39% of the audience liked it based on more than 8500 ratings.[5]

Box office[edit]

The movie debuted at No.7[6][7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MOVIE REVIEWS : A Fox Steals the Show in Too-Cute 'Life' - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 1993-06-04. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Life With Mikey :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews". Rogerebert.suntimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Life with Mikey". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  4. ^ "‘Life With Mikey’ (PG)". Washingtonpost.com. 1993-06-04. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  5. ^ http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/life_with_mikey/
  6. ^ DAVID J. FOX (1993-06-08). "Weekend Box Office : 'Cliffhanger,' 'America' Hold On". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  7. ^ DAVID J. FOX (1993-06-15). "Weekend Box Office : Universal's Monster Smash". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  8. ^ "'Hero': When $15 Million Isn't Quite Enough : Movie box office: By Hollywood standards, the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle opens poorly. But Columbia is 'very, very, very happy with it.' - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 1993-06-21. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  9. ^ DAVID J. FOX (1993-06-22). "Weekend Box Office : 'Proposal' Joins the $100-Million Club". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 

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