I'll Do Anything

I'll Do Anything

James L Brooks (1994)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News and As Good As It Gets all garnered director James L Brooks wonderful reviews, Oscar nods and box-office kudos. This swept-under-the-carpet folly achieved exactly the opposite, even though it's a reasonably well-observed and often funny comedy about showbiz Hollywood, with Nick Nolte playing a struggling actor trying to juggle his career with single-parent duties. Brooks filmed the movie as a musical, but all the songs were cut out after preview audiences gave it the thumbs down. The end result holds up surprisingly well despite the obvious holes where the songs have been dropped. A real oddity that's well worth watching.


An unemployed actor falls for a high-flying Hollywood executive while making ends meet as a chauffeur to support his six-year-old daughter. Romantic comedy, starring Nick Nolte, Julie Kavner, Albert Brooks, Julie Kavner and Joely Richardson.

Cast & Crew

Matt Hobbs Nick Nolte
Jeannie Hobbs Whittni Wright
Burke Adler Albert Brooks
Nan Mulhanney Julie Kavner
Cathy Breslow Joely Richardson
Beth Hobbs Tracey Ullman
John Earl McAlpine Ian McKellen
Male D person Jeb Brown
Female D person Joely Fisher
Millie Vicki Lewis
Director James L Brooks
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)Guidance: Contains swearing and nudity. Available on: video