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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
Kajuana S. Marie ...
Gail (as Kajuana Shuford)
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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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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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Wonderful
1 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I simply cannot say enough about this movie. I am watching it right now on Starz in Black, and I cannot understand why there is no DVD of this available! With all the trash out on DVD, why is this lyrical,inspiring, fantastically cast and acted film not offered for sale? I myself want 10 copies to give as gifts. The relationship between Dearie B. and Joyce May is so loving and special, and the picture of small town life is movingly drawn, even the locations are so carefully chosen, every aspect of the movie is so exquisitely perfect. The story is unforgettable. The first time I saw it I was thunderstruck that it did not get more press when it was released.This is film-making at its absolute finest.


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