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Leaving Normal (1992)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  29 April 1992 (USA)
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A female buddy picture whose initial run was handicapped by being released after "Thelma and Louise." The film chronicles Marianne and Darly's cross country adventure, the hardships and ... See full summary »

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A female buddy picture whose initial run was handicapped by being released after "Thelma and Louise." The film chronicles Marianne and Darly's cross country adventure, the hardships and characters they encounter. Where "Thelma and Louise" was about keeping control until the very end, "Leaving Normal" is about knowing when to stop. Written by Robert B. Young

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Sometimes the only way to find where you're going is to lose your way

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29 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Although the complete song itself is not played in the movie, the piano intro to Bruce Hornsby and the Range's "The Show Goes On" is used. See more »

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Sixty-six: Given the base, vile, selfish, petty, competitive nature of the human animal, I believe any act of kindness constitutes a small miracle.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Changing Partners
Written by Joe Darion & Larry Coleman
Performed by The Tumbleweed Band
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Normal...not just a (fictitious) town in Wyoming
3 August 1999 | by (Minneapolis, MN USA) – See all my reviews

No, there is no such place as Normal, Wyoming...except maybe on a psychological landscape. Leaving Normal is the story of an unusual journey and friendship. Meg Tilly as Marianne Johnson is a wide-eyed naif who has never made a good decision in her rambling life. Christine Lahti (now seen on ER) is a cynical cocktail waitress whose choices haven't been much better; together the two somehow cobble a relationship that enriches both, as well as some oddball others. They travel to Alaska, where each finally has the room she needs to build a life. You will probably find this movie in the comedy section of your video store, but it doesn't really belong there, even though some of the dialogue is HILARIOUS. Some nice cinematography, particularly the 4th of July scenes and the aurora borealis. The coffee mug motif is pretty cool, too. Will appeal to anyone who liked Thelma & Louise or Fried Green Tomatoes but wished the heroines of these would have been alive at the end. See it!


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