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Feeling Minnesota (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  13 September 1996 (USA)
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An ex-convict and his bumbling crook brother fight for the same woman.

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Bob, at Gas Station
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Storyline

Freddie is a former stripper marrying Sam to repay a debt owed to nightclub owner Red. But Freddie is in love with Jjaks, Sam's brother. Jjaks and Freddie run off together, and Sam finds where they have been hiding and calls the cops. Meanwhile someone calls to blackmail Sam and Jjaks. In the end will it all work out? Written by crimekat@yahoo.com

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Just when she met the man of her dreams, along came her husband to ruin everything.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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13 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher do Meu Irmão  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,598,051 (USA) (13 September 1996)

Gross:

$3,102,672 (USA) (4 October 1996)
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Trivia

Feeling Minnesota's title was inspired by some lyrics in the Soundgarden song 'Outshined': "I just looked in the mirror/And things ain't looking so good/I'm looking California/And feeling Minnesota" See more »

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While Jjaks and Freddie are talking for the first time, at the wedding, the level of beer in Freddie's bottle rises and falls. See more »

Quotes

Man on Phone: Life is one big emergency, man, so fuck off
[calmly raises middle finger to Sam]
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Ring of Fire
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Road Movie Crash
27 March 2000 | by (Uppsala, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Feeling Minnesota is not really a road movie, but that's still the best categorization I can generate. A road movie does not primarily depend on a great story line, and since the plot of this movie is truly pathetic, it does fulfil that description. To be interesting, such a movie must rely entirely on moving and intriguing characters, and on the chemistry between them. Unfortunately the staff of Feeling Minnesota fails utterly in producing this excitement.

The initializing presentation of the characters is unsatisfying and confusing; I can, for example, not figure out whether Jjaks (Keanu Reeves) did grow up in the house of his mother and brother or not. It is said, by his mother (Tuesday Weld), that he must live with his father, but nothing in the film suggests that it ever happens. The same goes for the rest of the characters - I never get to know them. They appear irrational, and no real explanation is given to why they do so.

The bottom line is that I leave the movie without any feelings for the characters, except dullness and perhaps a tiny kick of attraction for the cute Cameron Diaz.


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