Only When I Laugh
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In this pathos-filled comedy from Neil Simon, a popular actress finds herself struggling to cope with her own alcoholism and the deteriorating relationship with her teenage daughter. Simon adapted the plot from his play The Gingerbread Lady. The film is also known as It Hurts Only When I Laugh.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Neil Simon reworked his play Gingerbread Lady for this tale of alcoholic actress (real wife Marsha Mason) and precocious daughter, but the result is just as stagy, schmaltzy and predictable, with the expected witty but utterly theatrical one-liners."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Belabored Neil Simon script with Marsha Mason."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Only When I Laugh is a film about family ties, friendship and coping in a competitive world."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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