Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire neighborhood upside down and starts her on a journey of self discovery. This journey includes her family, a new lover and her life. Even her best friend Tina has trouble understanding Angie. Written by
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Angie's ready to face life's toughest challenges. But is life ready for Angie?
Did You Know?
Originally set up by Joe Roth
(then head of 20th Century Fox) as a star vehicle for Madonna
, who pulled out when scheduling conflicts arose with her role in Abel Ferrera's Dangerous Game
(1993). Joan Allen
, Kim Basinger
, Halle Berry
, Sherilyn Fenn
, Bridget Fonda
, Jodie Foster
, Helen Hunt
, Demi Moore
, Kathy Najimy
, Tatum O'Neal
, Daryl Hannah
, Meryl Streep
, Marisa Tomei
and Sela Ward
were then considered before the part went to Geena Davis
. It was then that a leaked fax from Madonna to Roth emerged in which she sarcastically blasted his decision to dump her for a non-Italian actress. It transpired that Roth had privately expressed doubts about Madonna's ability to carry a movie, comments which had made it back to the star in question, hence her sudden departure from the project. Original director Jonathan Kaplan
soon followed, to be replaced by Martha Coolidge
, with whom Davis had worked two years previously on Rambling Rose
(1991). See more
The movie takes place in Brooklyn, but the phone number of Vinnie's business has a non-Brooklyn area code (910). See more
Are you lonely or horny?
I'm Irish. Which is the equivalent of saying that I'm lonely and horny.