Roseanne: An Unauthorized Biography

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Roseanne: An Unauthorized Biography ★ 1994

Boring TV movie about the boorish (ex-)duo of Tom Arnold and Roseanne Barr Pentland Arnold. Recounts her troubled upbringing in Salt Lake City, her stormy marriage, and her long slog toward fame as a “domestic goddess” standup comedienne and TV series star. Miscasting of both leads hurts any chance this poor substitute had. 90m/C VHS . Denny Dillon, David Graf, John Walcutt, John Karlen, Judith Scarpone, Danielle Harris; D: Paul Schneider; W: Kamyuen Szeto; C: Yuri Neyman; M: Scott Harper.