Only When I Laugh (1981). Georgia (Marsha Mason) is finished with a 12 week stay in rehab on Long Island ,for alcoholism . Her two best friends are there for her return home, in New York City; Jimmy (James Coco) and Toby (Joan Hackett). Georgia’s daughter Polly (Kristy McNichol) wants to move in with her. She currently lives with her Father on Park Avenue. And her ex-boyfriend Dave (David Dukes) wants her to star in his new play which he has just finished writing, a semi- biographical account of Georgia’s life. The acting was great. I loved the atmosphere of early 1980’s NYC, Georgia’s apartment and the costumes. The standout talent for me was Kristy McNichol. What a wonderful actress! It’s a shame she has left the business. Kevin Bacon also has a cameo. This was a Neil Simon film, based on his play The Gingerbread Lady.
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The 3 main characters were good and there was some decent humour in it. The opening theme is sung in quite a miserable way for the effect of being set in a hospital I suppose haha, but yes I think it would be worth a watch.