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Only When I Laugh Movie

Movie Review for Only When I Laugh


An 80s movie about laughing your troubles away that explores the relationship between a mother and her daughter.

Only When I Laugh DVD


Georgia (played by Marsha Mason) is struggling with alcoholism and is trying every recovery trick in the book in the movie Only When I Laugh.

Throughout the movie, we see Georgia struggling with her recovery process and her support, daughter Polly (played by Kristy McNichol), helping her along with her goal.
Both Jimmy and Toby (played by James Coco and Joan Hackett) prove that they are Georgia’s best friends as they aid her in recovering from her addiction without being judgmental in the movie Only When I Laugh.


Georgia - Marsha Mason
Polly - Kristy McNichol
Jimmy - James Coco
Toby - Joan Hackett
David - David Dukes
Lou: an Actor - John Bennett Perry
Boxing Fan in Bar - Guy Boyd
Dr. Komack - Ed Moore
Tom - Byron Webster
Mr. Tarloff - Peter Coffield
Adam Kasabian - Mark Schubb
Receptionist - Ellen La Gamba
Nurse Garcia - Venida Evans
Manuel - John Vargas
Heidi - Nancy Nagler


Only When I Laugh was nominated for three Oscar Awards.

The film Only When I Laugh was also a screenplay produced by Neil Simon.

Academy Awards:

James Coco won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Jimmy Perry in Only When I Laugh.

Marsha Mason won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Georgia in Only When I Laugh.

Joan Hackett won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Toby Landau in Only When I Laugh.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Only When I Laugh was released to theatres on 09/25/1981 by Columbia, and grossed $25,000,000 at the box office in the US.

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