"first class dramatic comedy"
She loves her mother but budding actress Stacey Reiser
really wishes that she would get a life. Stacey is tired of
her mother's frequent phone calls, unsolicited advice and
suggestions on how to hold on to a man. Even though there
is not a man in her life at present, she is getting roles
in movies and television shows instead of commercials.
When Helen Reiser sells her home in Cleveland and moves
close to her daughter in L.A. Stacey goes into shock.
Stacey becomes persona non grata in movieland when Jack
Rawlings of Good Morning Hollywood trashes her part in a
movie. Through a quirky set of circumstances Helen becomes
the star in a series of tuna fish commercials, which leads
to her becoming a Hollywood icon. Stacey is happy for
her mother even though she has to take a sales job to pay
the bills. She becomes very concerned when her mother
falls for a man with a shady reputation. Stacey, with the
help of Jack (the pair are now an item), try to dig up some
evidence against him because her mother won't have her
daughter dissing her boyfriend.
LUCKY STARS is a first class dramatic comedy starring two
strong-willed women who are experiencing role reversal.
Readers will find themselves chuckling out loud at some of
the conversations these two women exchange. The romance
between the actress and the film critic adds another layer
of complexity to the plot, as does Stacey's antipathy of
her mother's beau. Jane Heller is a talented writer whose
latest work crosses genre lines with this lush witty
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 3, 2003