Isn't She Great is a 2000 that presents a fictionalized biography of author , played by . An international co-production between the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan, the film was directed by from a screenplay by based on a 1995 profile by . The film covers Susann's entire life, focusing on her early struggles as an aspiring actress relentlessly hungry for fame, her relationship with husband (), with whom she had an institutionalized son, her success as the author of , and her battle with and subsequent death from . In addition to Midler and Lane, the film stars as Susann's "gal pal" Florence Maybelle, as book editor Michael Hastings, and as publisher Henry Marcus. , , , , and have supporting roles.