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Corrina, Corrina (1994)

A true testament to the beauty of love despite race, creed, or religion.

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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole new way of life. Manny and Corrina's friendship delights Molly and enrages the other townspeople. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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They needed a family. What they got was magic. See more »

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Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »

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26 August 1994 (USA)  »

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$20,160,000 (USA)
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Two scenes in the theatrical trailer do not appear in the film. See more »

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When Molly and Corrina are lying together on the bed after Molly has started speaking again for the first time, her hair is over her mouth in one shot and then her hair is fixed in the very next shot. See more »

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Corrina Washington: I see you've got a list started here. Is this groceries?
Manny Singer: That's my wife's handwriting. I haven't been able to erase it yet.
Corrina Washington: Oh, well, I'll just add onto it.
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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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PUDDIN' JINGLE
Written by Fred Kaz & Jessie Nelson
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Entertaining Comedy/Drama/Romance
16 March 2001 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Whoppie Goldberg excels in this thoroughly entertaining film. Ably supported by Ray Liotta, this duo clicks nicely in a surprisingly believable romantic comedy/drama.

Jessie Nelson's script reflects on a somewhat forgotten, yet thoroughly accurate, 50's neighborhood setting which existed in many parts of the country -- an environment generally overlooked by film subjects.

There's a nice lilt to the story, a surprising warmth projected to character portrayals, and an ingratiating blend of humor and drama. All in all, a very pleasant, relaxing family film, nicely directed by Nelson, and with an intelligent and sensitive performance by Goldberg.


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