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Corrina, Corrina (1994)

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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn.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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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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The song Molly starts playing continuously on the piano before stopping after the first seven notes is "Little Girl Blue". See more »

Goofs

When Molly is explaining why she took her father's and Corrina's cigarettes, she says that Corrina's husband "went out for a pack of cigarettes and died". But Corrina had previously told her that he hadn't died, that he went out "for a pack of cigarettes and he never came back." See more »

Quotes

Manny Singer: Where are my cigarettes?
Corrina Washington: I just put a fresh carton in there!
Manny Singer: Well, I don't see any.
Corrina Washington: Well, I can't even offer you one of mine since you've taken to smoking those, too.
Manny Singer: What's that supposed to mean?
Corrina Washington: It means that if you're going to smoke my cigarettes, I'd appreciate you telling me.
Manny Singer: Fine. If you're gonna smoke *my* cigarettes, I'd appreciate you telling me.
Corrina Washington: Fine.
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Features The Jonathan Winters Show (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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