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A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.

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Rachel - Tech School (as Alma Yvonne)
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Storyline

When Carla Tate, now a young woman, is 'graduated' out of the training school where she has resided for many years because she is mentally challenged, her hope is that she will be accepted for all that she can now do for herself. But Carla's family is wealthy which permits her mother, already blinded to her daughter's rather high-functioning abilities, to try and provide for Carla beyond her needs or desires, bringing forth the inevitable confrontations... for what Carla may lack in mental ability she certainly makes up for in her insistence on being independent, even to living in her own apartment. But if this isn't enough, into the mix comes a young man, equally challenged mentally, who moves Carla beyond anyone's control... Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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A love story for the romantically challenged. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving sex related material | See all certifications »

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26 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aprendiendo a vivir  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,624,445 (USA) (26 February 1999)

Gross:

$27,797,271 (USA) (18 June 1999)
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Trivia

Juliette Lewis is singing the last song, "Come Rain or Come Shine", at the end of the credit roll. See more »

Goofs

Carla tells her father she likes to call Daniel, Danny when he comes to pick her up from school. Throughout the rest of the movie, she never calls him Danny, only Daniel. See more »

Quotes

Carla Tate: I wonder who thought up sex?
Daniel McMann: I think it was Madonna.
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Soundtracks

Joy to the World
Traditional
Music by George Frideric Handel (uncredited)
Lyrics by Isaac Watts (uncredited)
Arranged by Lowell Mason (uncredited)
Arranged by Sidney James
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Bring a whole box of Kleenex!
8 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I am not a big movie crybaby kind of person, but this movie really had me going! Not that it was sad, but poignant. I was fully captivated by the complex characters. No one was "good" or "bad," they were all just trying to find their ways through their lives the best they could. It was hard to know how they would react in each situation because they were more true-to-life than we are used to. I haven't been this emotionally involved in a movie for a long time.


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