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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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Leon
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Izuzu Judy
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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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29 April 1992 (USA)  »

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$1,514,114 (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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Darly: Oh my god. This room has "Please God don't make my son a fag" written all over it.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Wicked Game
Written and Performed by Chris Isaak
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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I consider this one of the best 5 movies I have ever seen.
18 January 2001 | by (60 miles south of Normal, Wyo.) – See all my reviews

Reviews below are mostly right. This is a movie about hope, struggle, faith and miracles, everything Thelma and Louise was not. One woman who commits to everything, for a few minutes, another who commits to nothing, fall in with each other, to search for a place for them themselves. This is Frank Capra of the 90's. We may not always know where we are going, and sometimes we might just have to trust, but there is a place for us. If you follow the twelve step philosophy, you can find all twelve steps played out in here. (These are two women who came out of dysfuctional families). The characters are unforgettable, the humor warm and wild, and the relationship that builds from the first ten minutes to the last second of the closing credits should not be missed. I watch this movie every few months and remind myself that if we hang in there, there is a place for us, and almost always,it isn't what we ever expected. I have owned 7 copies of this movie and often give it as gifts. IF you missed it, watch it again. It's there!


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