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Despite playing 2 mentally disabled Juliette Lewis and Giovanni Ribisi are not mentally disabled in real life See more »
During Carla and Daniel's wedding, the knot in Daniel's tie is inconsistent. Some shots it's entirely red, other times it's red and black. See more »
I also enrolled her in a calligraphy class, an origami class. I even got her into that...
She doesn't want to do those things. They don't interest her. They don't work for her.
Maybe Carla doesn't know what works for her.
And you do.
I think so. I'm her mother.
That's why she tried to hitchhike over 200 miles to get back here?
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I am an avid movie fan. I see one-two movies per week and this is the best one I've seen in a really long time. Juliette Lewis and Giovanni Ribisi both put in fabulous performances, as did Diane Keaton.
I laughed, cried and waited in anticipation for the next scene. As a mother, I struggled right along with Diane Keaton as to what was really best for her daughter. I saw this movie with my fourteen year old daughter, who was also touched by the portrayals.
Rarely do I pay full price to see a movie again, but I know I will be taking other people to see this movie. The first being my older daughter who is also striving to gain her independence, but still remain connected to her family.
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