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Funny Valentines (1999)

A woman returns to her home town to sort out her troubled marriage and finds new happiness in the rekindling of a broken friendship with her cousin.

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Joyce May
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Dearie B.
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Ethel B.
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Dr. Thomas Holder
Peter Jay Fernandez ...
Danny
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Lauren
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Gail (as Kajuana Shuford)
Denise Burse ...
Brenda
Chris Dunn ...
Eobert Earl (as Christopher Dunn)
Debra Terry ...
Mrs. Watts
Von Coulter ...
Troy Watts
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Ephraim Lee
Christopher Ryan Dunn ...
Robert Earl (as Chris Dunn)
Ruth Beckford ...
Mrs. Coleman
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Young Dearie B.
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A woman returns to her home town to sort out her troubled marriage and finds new happiness in the rekindling of a broken friendship with her cousin.

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14 February 1999 (USA)  »

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En compañía de Daerit B.  »

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This second movie that featured both Alfre Woodard and Loretta Devine. Their first movie they did together was "Down In The Delta". See more »

Quotes

Dearie B.: Troy Watts! Bring your narrow a** outta there!
Troy Watts: [Comes out chuckling] I ain't nothing to say to you.
[Turns to leave]
Dearie B.: You get back here, or else I'll come in after you!
Troy Watts: What you want, retard?
Dearie B.: You hurt me once, but you ain't gonna hurt me again! You stay away from my family!
[Moving closer]
Dearie B.: You're nothing. You never were nothing, and you're never gonna be nothing, because you're empty in your heart! Now, it took me a long time to figure it out, but I know you tried to ruin my life when I was younger...
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Best movie featuring Africian-Americans I have ever seen
7 March 1999 | by (Indianapolis, In) – See all my reviews

There are several things about this movie I liked and nothing that I didn't like. The way the movie is written, the viewer is left to conclude for themselves how relationships between the characters will play out (much like a John Sayles movie, i.e. Passion Fish, Lone Star.) What I liked most, however, is even though the main cast is entirely Africian-American, the issue of race never enters into the picture. It is a movie any race can watch, enjoy, and identify with, and not feel guilty or blame about who or what they were born. As each character came across the screen, I either knew a person like that or had been in a situation similar to the character myself. We all want a life free of complications, good relationships with our family and friends, to honestly care for someone, and to be honestly cared for. Overall, it is good to watch an intelligent, well acted black movie and not get cussed out and shot at in the process.


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