I'll Do AnythingClosed Captioning
James L. Brooks
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James L. Brooks' showbiz comedy I'll Do Anything is "The Musical That Almost Was" (after test screenings Brooks removed all the musical numbers in the film, turning the film into a songless romantic comedy). Matt Hobbs (Nick Nolte) is a hardly working actor who finds himself raising his 6-year-old daughter Jeannie (Whittni Wright) after her mother Beth (Tracey Ullman) is sent away to prison. Since Matt now has to support a daughter, he has to develop more regular work habits. As a result, he takes a job as a chauffeur for a William Castle-inspired schlockmeister named Burke Adler (Albert Brooks). As Adler develops a relationship with divorced test-marketing researcher Nan Mulhanney (Julie Kavner), Matt becomes romantically attached to beautiful development executive Cathy Breslow (Joely Richardson).
*sings* "You are the best! You can do anything...."
This is such a cute and beautiful story. I've favored this film since I was little when I first watched it with my father. It always leaves me teary-eyed come credits lol. It will always be one of my all-time favorites.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2003
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