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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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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

When Carla and her mother are having the sex talk in the park, Juliette Lewis starts to talk very loudly and Diane Keaton looks directly at the camera while trying to quiet her. See more »

Quotes

Daniel McMann: I love to drink, Ernie.
Ernie: Yeah?
Daniel McMann: Yeah, it makes ya feel good. Is that why people drink?
Ernie: Some to be happy, some to forget, some to be brave.
Daniel McMann: Ya know, I feel really brave, Ernie.
Ernie: No, only cowards get brave that way.
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Referenced in Drawn Together: The Other Cousin (2004) See more »

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Baby I'm Yours
Written by Van McCoy
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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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