Directed by her son Jacob Bernstein, Everything Is Copy: Nora Ephron Scripted and Unscripted is a brilliant, loving and powerful documentary about a brilliant, loving and powerful woman. Bernstein tells his mother’s story from early childhood through her untimely death.
After a relatively short 90 minutes I felt as if I had known my friend Nora all my life. By film’s end I was grieving at her passing along with the many interviewees—glitterati from in front of and behind the camera—struggling to speak through their tears. There must have been a lot of cuts during filming, and a lot of bytes left on the cutting room floor.
In the small chance Nora’s name is unfamiliar, think Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie and Julia — movies which are among my all-time favorites.
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