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How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  6 October 1995 (USA)
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Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.

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Storyline

Finn is a young graduate student, finishing a master's thesis, and preparing for marriage to her fiance Sam. But thoughts of the end of the free life, and a potential summer fling, intrude. She goes home to her grandmother, where, over the making of her wedding gift by a group of quilting-bee friends, laughter, bickering, love, and advice lead her toward a more open-eyed examination of her course. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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There's beauty in the patterns of life.

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of drug use, some sensuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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How to Make an American Quilt  »

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$23,574,130 (USA)
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Final film of Jean Simmons. See more »

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Finn: Young lovers seek perfection. Old lovers learn the art of sewing shreds together and of seeing beauty in a multiplicity of patches.
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Good "chick flick"
17 September 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Winona Ryder spends a summer with her aunts while writing her thesis and deciding whether to marry her fiancée Dermot Mulroney. She learns about life and love through her aunts and friends while they sew a huge quilt together. Good, well-done but there's too much material for one movie. There are 5 flashbacks along with the main story and they're given very short shrift. The real pleasure is seeing a bunch of pros (Ellen Burnstyn, Anne Bancroft, Winona Ryder, etc) act with a talented then-unknown cast (Jonathan Schaech, Claire Danes, Mulroney, etc etc)... everyone's good and on target. Nothing new script-wise but I was never bored. Also good to see the late Esther Rolle and Jared Leto in small bits. Worth catching, but very talky at times.


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