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Corrina, Corrina (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  12 August 1994 (USA)
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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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 ... See full summary »

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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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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$20,160,000 (USA)
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This was K.T. Stevens' final film before her death on June 13, 1994 at the age of 74. See more »

Goofs

When Corrina and Manny are standing on the front porch of his house and she was helping him with his jacket, Corrina removes her gloves one at a time, then they re-appear again during the conversation without her having put them back on. See more »

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Manny Singer: What is this, high school?
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Features Queen for a Day (1956) See more »

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IT DON'T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING)
Written by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills
Performed by Duke Ellington with Ivie Anderson
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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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