10 Things You Didn’t Know about Bright Lights Big City

Bright Lights Big City is a 1988 movie starring Michael J. Fox as a man whose life is falling apart. He confronts a death in the family, divorce, job loss, drug use, depression, and pretty much everything that can go wrong at once. Critics thought the movie was well-made but ultimately pointless. While Michael J. Fox did a decent job with the material, the consensus was that the young comedic actor was just wrong for this role. Bright Lights Big City was a financial flop. What went wrong?

3. There are two different endings to this movie.

There’s the original ending and then there’s an ending in which Jamie has written a novel titled after the movie and has a girlfriend that is proud of his accomplishments.

2. Fox was trying to change his image.

He wanted to show that he could do more than sitcoms and light movies by moving into something a little more serious.

It appears that alternative choices might have saved the film. Read more about Fox's little-known film Bright Lights Big City at TVOM. 


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