If Lucy Fell

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This vanity project from writer, director, and star Eric Schaeffer is a romantic comedy about a pair of New Yorkers with a suicide pact. Joe MacGonaughgill (Schaeffer) is a painter and teacher who has been spying for years on Jane (Elle Macpherson), the gorgeous woman who lives across the alley, where she can be secretly observed undressing. Joe lives with Lucy Ackerman (Sarah Jessica Parker), a psychotherapist who's also his best friend. Suffering from her own relationship troubles with her boyfriend Dick ...
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This vanity project from writer, director, and star Eric Schaeffer is a romantic comedy about a pair of New Yorkers with a suicide pact. Joe MacGonaughgill (Schaeffer) is a painter and teacher who has been spying for years on Jane (Elle Macpherson), the gorgeous woman who lives across the alley, where she can be secretly observed undressing. Joe lives with Lucy Ackerman (Sarah Jessica Parker), a psychotherapist who's also his best friend. Suffering from her own relationship troubles with her boyfriend Dick (William Sage), Lucy is reminded of a long-ago pact she made with Joe: if neither is involved in a serious relationship by her rapidly approaching 30th birthday, they will commit suicide by jumping together off the Brooklyn Bridge. Then Jane comes to a show of Joe's artwork and he musters up the courage to ask her out, while Lucy begins dating Bwick Elias (Ben Stiller), an oddball artist who paints with his body parts. Only after Jane and Bwick turn out to be major disappointments do Joe and Lucy realize that they're perfect together -- and not in the platonic sense. Struggling independent filmmaker Schaeffer convinced Parker to take the female lead in If Lucy Fell when she hailed the cab he was driving.
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  • Release Date: 2/4/1997
  • UPC: 043396116832
  • Original Release: 1996
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sarah Jessica Parker Lucy Ackerman
Eric Schaeffer Joe MacGaunaughill
Ben Stiller Bwick Elias
Elle MacPherson Jane Linquist
James Rebhorn Simon Ackerman
Robert John Burke The Man
David Thornton Ted
Bill Sage Dick
Dominic Chianese Al
Scarlett Johansson Emily
Paul Greco Rene
Emily Anne Hart Eddy
Doug Katsaros Conductor
Technical Credits
Eric Schaeffer Director, Screenwriter
Marco Black Asst. Director
Ane Crabtree Costumes/Costume Designer
Ron Fortunato Cinematographer
Sue Graef Editor
Sheila Jaffe Casting
Mary Me Jane Score Composer
Brad Jenkel Producer
Amanda Kravat Score Composer
Brad Krevoy Producer
Terence Michael Co-producer
Charles Pettis Score Composer
Debra Ridpath Co-producer
R. Russell Smith Sound Mixer
Tony Spiridakis Original Story
Steven Stabler Producer
Ginger Tougas Production Designer
Georgianne Walken Casting
Pawel Wdowczak Sound/Sound Designer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very poor writing and acting....

    Being a huge fan of romantic comedies, and independent films, I was excited to watch this movie. However I was SO disappointed after seeing it. It was hard to get through, and toward the end I has to skip forward because I just coulden't take it anymore. The ''writer-director-star'' of this movie is very untalented and unappealing as an actor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sweet movie to make you smile

    DON'T watch this movie if you're looking for something oscar-calibre. DO watch it if you're looking for a quirky and very funny independent film... emphasis on the word 'quirky'. The soundtrack is pretty good, too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If Lucy Fell

    Watching this movie I could not wait for it to end. It was thin on plot, and so bad (not to mention boring) that it seemed to go on forever. Once I started watching it I wanted to see it through, I kept thinking that maybe it would get better, but it never did, it only got worse and worse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If Lucy Fell

    I did not find this movie funny or heartwarming. Sarah jessica parker is such a bad actress and I never felt the warmth of the relationship between her and Schaeffer. It seemed forced and cold. The movie seemed like a collection of disconnected scenes lacking any cohesion. What I got was a movie full of unfunny and weird scenes that made me want to push them over myself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If Lucy Fell

    It's not just that If lucy Fell is a bad film. 90% of what comes out of Hollywood is uninspired, formulaic dross just like it, and usually you can just shrug it off and forget about it. What makes this movie memorably, remarkably bad is writer/director/star Eric Schaeffer's nauseatingly immense sense of self-regard, which arises from every frame like the stench of yesterday's roadkill. The mere fact that the photogenically-challenged Mr. Schaeffer should have the likes of Elle MacPherson tell him he's 'cute' speaks volumes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worst movie I have ever seen.

    There were many aspects of this movie that made little or no sense whatsoever. The acting by Eric Schaffer and Elle McPherson was horrible, and the plot was thin and predictable. Sarah Jessica Parker and Ben Stiller should hang their heads in shame that they ever agreed to be in this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They should have jumped

    I could barely get through this entire movie. I kept wanting to turn it off, but once I start watching a film, I have to see the end, no matter how bad the movie is. And you don't get much worse than 'If Lucy Fell'. I was just hoping that they would actually jump at the end, because she was annoying, and he was absolutely disgusting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hideous!

    This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen, and that's saying something considering I saw 'Glitter' AND 'Gigli' (although Glitter was not by my choice- I took my little sis to see it). I love Sarah Jessica Parker, but she should hang her head in shame for acting in this piece of garbage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    bad plot, bad writing, bad acting

    I absolutely love actress Sarah Jessica Parker, however, I don't know what she was thinking when she agreed to act in this movie. With the exception of her and Ben Stiller (who has a very small role) the acting was what you would expect to find in a B movie. The plot is predictable, and at the same time unbelievable, because there is no way someone who looks like Parker would end up with the disgusting Eric Schaeffer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the worst movies...

    'If Luct Fell' was beyond disappointing. Although the cast boasts the lovely Sarah Jessica Parker, and the hilarious Ben Stiller, even they coulden't save this movie. It wasn't funny, it wasn't romantic, it wasn't watchable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved this Movie

    This movie is one of my favorites! Its the best role I have seen Jessica Parker play and the rest of the cast is fabulous. I highly recommend this movie!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't waste your time with this movie

    I really thought that I would like this movie, because I am a fan of independant films, romantic comedies, and I like actress Sarah Jessica Parker. I coulden't have been more wrong about this film. It has to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I am just glad that I decided to rent it instead of buying it. This biggest problem with this movie is the lead actor Eric Schaeffer. I understand that he wrote and directed this movie, but I really think he made the wrong choice when he decided to star in it as well. There was absolutely no chemistry between him and the lead women from the movie. I found it very hard to believe that his girlfriend in the movie, Jane, would even give him a second glace, let alone date him. And him and Lucy (Sarah Jessica Parker's character) together just seemed creepy. Actually, creepy is a very good word to describe Schaeffer (not only his character, but himself as a person). The only character that helped the film was the artist played by Ben Stiller- he stood out in what was otherwise a horrible film, with horrible characters.

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    Posted May 7, 2010

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