You Light Up My Life


1h 30m 1977

Brief Synopsis

Laurie Robinson has come to a crossroad in her life. She does not want to follow in the footsteps of her well-known comedian father, and she doesn't really love the man to whom she is engaged. Leaving all behind, Laurie sets out on her own, determined to become an actress and songwriter. Her dreams seem to be realized when she successfully auditions for a film role and has a whirlwind affair with the director. Just as quickly, however, the dream begins to disintegrate.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Musical
Release Date
1977
Production Company
Optical House Inc
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Laurie Robinson has come to a crossroads in her life; she does not want to follow in the footsteps of her well-known comedian father, and she doesn't really love the man to whom she is engaged. Leaving all behind, Laurie sets out on her own, determined to become an actress and songwriter. Her dreams seem to be realized when she successfully auditions for a film role and has a whirlwind affair with the director. Just as quickly, however, the dream begins to disintegrate.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Musical
Release Date
1977
Production Company
Optical House Inc
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Award Wins

Best Song

1977

Quotes

I learned something today, Pop. It was really painful, but I learned something. I learned that I have to depend on myself. I can't depend on anybody else and that's ok. You know why? Because I'm a really good person to depend on. Maybe I don't have someone that I thought I loved a lot really, but that's ok because I've got me. And I've got my work. And I've got my music. And I love that - more than anything else on this earth.
- Laurie Robinson/Didi Conn

Trivia

All songs sung by Didi Conn in the movie were lip-synched. According to the soundtrack album, the actual singer was Kasey Ciszk, who also appears as a bridesmaid. (The original hit single was of course sung by Debby Boone.)

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1977

Todd-AO

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1977