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Feeling Minnesota (1996)

An ex-convict and his bumbling crook brother fight for the same woman.

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Rhonda the Waitress
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Young Jjaks Clayton
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Nora Clayton
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Young Sam Clayton
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Joseph
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Detective Lloyd
Bill Schoppert ...
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Steve Ghizoni ...
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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

Freddie (Cameron Diaz) tells Jjaks a story about meeting Ann-Margret in Las Vegas when she was a child, showing Jjaks a necklace Ann-Margret had given her. Three years later, in _Any Given Sunday (1999)_ , Ann-Margret played Christina Pagniacci's (Diaz) mother. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Jjaks and Freddie escape and are driving in the red car, she opens the bottle of champagne and takes a drink with her right hand then hands it to Jjaks with the same right hand, but when the camera cuts to Jjaks, she is handing it with her left hand. See more »

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Man on Phone: Life is one big emergency, man, so fuck off
[calmly raises middle finger to Sam]
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Try to Find Another Man
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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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