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WiseGirls (2002)

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A new waitress working at an Italian restaurant in New York City finds herself entangled in a mob-run underworld of drug dealing and murder.



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A new waitress working at an Italian restaurant in New York City finds herself entangled in a mob-run underworld of drug dealing and murder.

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Crime never looked so good. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 December 2002 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Wise Girls  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Whitney Houston had expressed interest in the lead role before Mira Sorvino was cast. See more »


When Gio's dead body is lying on the table in the meat locker, you can clearly see him breathing (his stomach is rising and falling). See more »


Raychel: I can't figure you out.
Meg: Why not?
Raychel: Cause your like shy, but you're outgoing. You're insecure but your conceited. Then some things you're totally clueless and other things you get in like two fucking seconds. So I'm confused.
Meg: Is that supposed to be a compliment?
Raychel: See, now you're like dissed but also flattered.
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Crazy Credits

To all the people in the Great City of New York God bless. Our hearts go out to those who perished and their families in the World Trade Center tragedy. See more »


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Written & Performed by Richie Kotzen
Produced by Richie Kotzen
Published by Rickie Kotzen Music ASCAP
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Thelma & Louise meets Goodfellas
29 March 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this film at a student-only screening at the Vancouver Film School. All in all, a fine little film. Mira shines, Mariah is great, and Melora pulls off one the biggest surprises I've seen in ages. The direction is strong, as is the script, with several genuine plot surprises to keep the action going. Also of note is the supporting cast of Italian "heavies", who alternate between cool charm and outright scary. Weaker points include a very slow beginning, and a somewhat implausible scene in which Mira, at gunpoint, is forced to do something criminal that stretches logic. Also, the music in this film is terrible and really detracts from the viewing experience. Still, these are minor caveats for an otherwise surprisingly serious and touching film. With a title like WISEGIRLS, I was expecting a comedy. Score this one 8/10.

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