6.5/10
10,791
167 user 60 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story) | 4 more credits »

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Caroline Tate
...
Heather Tate
...
Drew
...
Jeff
...
...
Michelle
Hope Alexander-Willis ...
Marge
Harvey Miller ...
Dr. Johnson
...
...
Rachel - Tech School (as Alma Yvonne)
Marvin Braverman ...
Uncle Sam Teacher - Tech School
Edit

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 »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

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)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite playing 2 mentally disabled Juliette Lewis and Giovanni Ribisi are not mentally disabled in real life See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Daniel McMann: Are you ready? Cause I'm ready!
Carla Tate: No Daniel, uh, I'm not ready.
Daniel McMann: Ohh
Carla Tate: I was thinking we could wait 'til the next holiday cause holidays are special.
Daniel McMann: oh cause I feel special right now Carla.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psych: Dead Air (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Temptation
Written by Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris
Performed by New Order
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An Excellent, must see movie of love and overcoming adversity.
13 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Juliet Lewis shines as 'Carla', a 'backwards' girl returning from special school, who is determined to make her own way in the world. She meets the similarly unique Danny (Ribisi).

The two soon fall in love, and face a life of difficulty and adversity, both from the 'outside' world because of the way they are, and between one another.

Lewis is magnificent and convincing, portraying both a young woman in love facing life, and a woman with learning difficulties. Ribisi is just as magnificent as the sensitive Danny.

Their innocence and forthright honesty on the one hand, will both shock you and disarm you, while the normality of these 'abnormal' people will truly make you rethink your attitude towards those who are not 'like us'.

I use inverted commas because, with this movie, nothing is certain, and old prejudice is challenged and overcome, as these two beautiful people overcome their adversities.

This movie will make you laugh, cry, and cheer. It is a romantic comedy par excellence. Even those who dislike most 'Rom-coms' will love this movie.

Buy it or rent it, but either way see this movie, it will change you deeply.

10 out of 10


19 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?