If Lucy Fell

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If Lucy Fell
Theatrical release poster
Directed byEric Schaeffer
Produced byBrad Krevoy
Steve Stabler
Bradley Jenkel
Screenplay byEric Schaeffer
Story byEric Schaeffer
Tony Spiridakis
Music byAmanda Kravat
Charlton Pettus
CinematographyRon Fortunato
Edited bySusan Graef
Distributed byTriStar Pictures
Release date
  • March 8, 1996 (1996-03-08)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$5 million
Box office$2,420,162

If Lucy Fell is a 1996 romantic comedy film written and directed by Eric Schaeffer, who also co-stars in the film alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Ben Stiller and Elle Macpherson.[1] It was released on DVD January 30, 2001.

A young Scarlett Johansson plays a neighbor / art student of the main couple.


Joe MacGonaughgill (Eric Schaeffer) and Lucy Ackerman (Sarah Jessica Parker) are roommates and best friends living in a small Manhattan apartment. Lucy is turning thirty and her love life is embarrassingly dull. Joe on the other hand is infatuated with his attractive neighbor Jane (Elle Macpherson). Lucy then decides to form a death pact with Joe like they'd had back in college. If they do not both find true love by the time Lucy turns thirty, then they will both jump off the Brooklyn Bridge.

Jane comes to an artwork show of Joe's where Joe finally gathers up the courage to ask her out, while Lucy begins dating Bwick Elias (Ben Stiller), a weirdo artist who paints with his own body parts. Joe soon realizes that Jane isn't who he thought she ought to be. Bwick also turns out to be "no Joe" for Lucy. It is at this point that Joe and Lucy realize that they are perfect for each other.


If Lucy Fell earned mostly negative reviews from critics, holding an 18% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 28 reviews.


  1. ^ Janet Maslin (March 8, 1996). "If They Haven't Found Love by 30, They'll Jump. Well, O.K." The New York Times.

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