Laura Lansing Slept Here (1988)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Each of Katharine Hepburn's 1980s TV movies was heralded as the lady's last-ever appearance. We are fortunate indeed that she didn't choose the minor-league Laura Lansing Slept Here as her valedictory film. Ms. Hepburn more or less plays herself as a celebrated, pampered novelist who accepts the wager that she can't survive a week living with "just folks." She moves bag and baggage into a middle-class home, where she does her best to stage-manage the family members' private lives. Laura Lansing Slept Here could just as easily have been titled The Woman Who Came to Dinner; it's to Katharine Hepburn's credit that she was able to make so much out of so little.

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class [social], wager, middle-class, writer, class-consciousness, publisher, book, fame, family, writing