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The Other Sister (1999)

A mentally challenged young woman seeks independence by obtaining her own apartment and attending college while her family plans her sister's wedding.

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2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Caroline Tate
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Heather Tate
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Drew
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Jeff
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Michelle
Hope Alexander-Willis ...
Marge
Harvey Miller ...
Dr. Johnson
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Rachel - Tech School (as Alma Yvonne)
Marvin Braverman ...
Uncle Sam Teacher - Tech School
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Romantic Comedy About Letting Go! See more »

Genres:

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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

[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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Connections

References Ishtar (1987) 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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Wonderful
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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