Synopsis: An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Director(s): Kevin Tancharoen
Production: MGM
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

please leave immediately. we

have a lot of people to see today.

- You lost?

- Thank you.

Uh, yeah, actually. I'm looking for

Room 310. Mr. Dowd's class. Acting?

Yeah. Actually,

I think they're that way.

I saw somebody with a wig

and cape going down the hall.

Okay. Thanks.


Good luck!

Hope you get in.

Yeah. Thanks.

You, too.

My theory is...


Parents are given a...

Jenny, Jenny, it's okay.

It's okay.

There are a lot of things in this

world to be nervous and afraid of.

And this isn't one of them.

So just relax, take a deep breath,

and then when you're ready,

I want you to talk to us

and not at us.

- Okay?

- Yes, sir.

My theory is that

when parents get divorced, they're

given some kind of a handout.

When my parents told me that they were

splitting, they told me three things.

One, "It's not your fault."

Two, "It's not your fault."

And three,

"It's not your fault."

Problem is,

I don't buy it.

No kid does.

I've seen the pictures

of when you got married.

When you were good-looking,

and you smiled at each other.

Hell, when you even

just looked at each other.

So what happened

between then and now?


I... I came along,

and I made you tired

and cranky and anxious

and I made you lose your hair

and gain 20 extra pounds and...

Somewhere in all of that, I...

You stopped loving each other.

So I have my own idea

for a handout.

Next time tell me,

"One, happiness is hard.

"Two, don't make the

same mistakes we did.

"And three, okay, so maybe

it is your fault a little."

You want me to be honest?

You go first.

"...death, destruction

around every corner

"Another dead body and

you wanna keep running"

I know I misbehaved

and you made your mistakes

and we both still

got room left to grow

"And all you could do

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Allison Burnett

Allison was born in Ithaca, New York, and raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He later moved to Evanston, Illinois, where he attended Evanston Township High School and graduated from Northwestern University. He later studied playwriting as a fellow of The Juilliard School. His debut novel, Christopher, was a finalist for the 2004 PEN Center USA ... more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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