Marking the directorial debut of popular writer Nora Ephron, THIS IS MY LIFE is a low-key, likable story of mother-daughter conflict.
Dottie Ingels (Julie Kavner) is a single mother living in Queens who dreams of being a stand-up comedienne and tries out routines on customers at the Macy's makeup counter where she works. She gets her chance when her Aunt Harriet (Estelle Harris) suddenly passes away, leaving Dottie the house
where she's been living with her daughters, sixteen-year-old Erica (Samantha Mathis) and ten-year-old Opal (Gaby Hoffman). Dottie decides to sell the place, move with her daughters to a Manhattan apartment, and use the rest of the money Harr...