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The Other Sister (1999)

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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Cast

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Drew
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Jeff
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Michelle
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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>

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A love story for the romantically challenged. 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Before starring in this film, both Juliette Lewis and Giovanni Ribisi made guest appearances on The Wonder Years (1988-1993). Lewis guest starred as Wayne's girlfriend Delores and Ribisi as one of Kevin's buddies Jeff. 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

Elizabeth: I feel like I'm the mother of a dedicated underachiever, a gay workaholic, and Carla, who thinks she can conquer this whole terrifying world that we live in.
Dr. Radley Tate: Honey, you're doing fine. They're not drug addicts. They're not axe murderers. They're not *Democrats.*
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Connections

Spoofs The Graduate (1967) See more »

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And Again Love Is
Written & Arranged by Sidney James
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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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