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How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 6 October 1995 (USA)
Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.

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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Recuerdos de amores pasados  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,574,130 (USA)
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Film debut of Jared Leto. See more »

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When Finn meets Leon at the pool for the first time, she sometimes is shown to be wearing a towel around her waist, and other times there's no towel...(during the same conversation) See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Scrubs: My Occurrence (2002) See more »

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Riffin' at the Ritz
Written by William Miller
Performed by Benny Goodman
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****More than a Hollywood drama piece*****
1 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Love, development and maturity all form the embroidery for this "more than a Hollywood drama piece" quilt, with stitching that matches the craftily, skilfully and fruitfully detailed needlework. From the needle of a great, star-laden ensemble, the patterns have been carefully but imaginatively sown into the wool - from a powerful exploration of human relationships to the torture of love, the journeys of women and the revelations of grief and new beginnings - there are many materials and colours used to form this quilt, and there is something that will appeal to everyone. Just like an American quilt, you too seem to become apart of the amazing, cathartic story lines, which weave together to make this cinematic masterpiece. It is evident that the embroiderer clearly knows how to make an American Quilt!


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