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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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Kaelynn Craddick ...
Young Finn
Sara Craddick ...
Young Finn
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Finn's Father
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Sam
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Hy
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Anna
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Em
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James
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Arthur
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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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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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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Recuerdos de amores pasados  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$23,574,130

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,174,130
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Claire Danes & Jared Leto play supporting roles in this movie. Both actors starred in the short lived tv show My So Called Life. Claire Danes won her first Golden Globe playing the role of Angela Chase. 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

Em Reed: Bicker, bicker, bicker makes a gal age quicker.
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Referenced in Dr. Feelgood: Winona Ryder (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire
Written by Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjamin and Eddie Durham
Performed by The Ink Spots
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Very moving
28 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

A very moving, beautifully-crafted film. As I have not read the book, I am unable to compare the two. But the movie is enough: the acting is wonderful, although we get only snippets of each actress/actor. The message is wonderful, and the soundtrack is equally touching. I would recommend this to anyone in love, or making a decision about love. Inspiration is abundant in this film about a young woman about to get married and in the process of building a house with her fiance. As she takes the summer away from him to write a thesis and stay with her Grandmother and Great Aunt, she finds them in the middle of making a quilt for her wedding. She also finds a very attractive young man, tempting her to cheat. What follows are stories told by and about each of the women in the quilting circle. The young women discovers that love is not perfect, and that you must take advantage of what you have, and that there is beauty in the known.


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