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The Other Sister (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  26 February 1999 (USA)
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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 Romantic Comedy About Letting Go! 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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Release Date:

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

Marshall considered his daughter, Kathleen for the role of lesbian sister Heather Tate, but after seeing Sarah Paulson's audition he gave her the role. See more »

Goofs

Carla's skirt is different when she ask the bus driver which bus to take and when she gets off the bus. However, this is due to a wardrobe malfunction. The skirt Carla originally wore came undone when she ran to the bus and was unable to be fixed quickly. See more »

Quotes

Carla Tate: NO! Stop right there.
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Connections

Referenced in Drawn Together: The Other Cousin (2004) See more »

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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A feel good film, which I couldn't help but enjoy...
21 February 1999 | by (Calgary, Alberta: Canada) – See all my reviews

I just saw an advance preview screening of this film and must say I really enjoyed it. It is one of those films that critics will say is too much like a tv movie or sitcom material...but you can't help but fall in love with the characters and care about the situations they are put in. The performances are all around sincere and thoughtful. Regardless of what the critics might say...I felt that this movie truly took me into the lives of these people and made me feel for them, and that is what I go to the movies for...


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