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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

Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

At the Country Club Christmas party, Daniel's microphone goes from the height of his forehead to his chin and back again. See more »

Quotes

[after watching a couple do a body shot in a bar]
Carla Tate: Normal couples don't do that. They're from college.
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Remake of David and Lisa (1962) See more »

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Written & Performed by Paula Cole
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2 March 1999 | by (El Paso,TX) – See all my reviews

The Other Sister was made in a wonderful way to learn about life of young love for the disabled or not. At first the trailer made me want to see the movie as soon as it opened at the movie theaters. I was not sure why the title was called "The Other Sister" until I read a review. I loved how all the characters meant to one another. The comedy and the tear-jerking made me understand how it is in life. The acting is performed greatly and I hope it will be mentioned in the year 2000 award nominations and winners.


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