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WiseGirls (2002)

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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These waitresses are about to turn the tables on The Mob. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Richard Donner was once attached as director. See more »

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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 »

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Meg: What part didn't you understand, "little prick" or "fuck off"?
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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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Edited into Behind the Scenes of 'Wisegirls' (2002) See more »

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Cara Picina (Dear Little One)
Written & Performed by Eugene Cibelli
Produced by Christopher Cibelli
Published by ASCAP
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Dumbgirls
20 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Wisegirls" turns the spotlight on Sorvino who plays an ex-med-student who breezes into town, takes up residence with her sweet little old granny and then takes a job as a waitress in a restaurant which caters to the mafia. Supposedly set in Staten Island, this lame flick is really set in a restaurant where it spends most of its claustrophobic run with Sorvino getting lumps and money from the mob while serving dinners and saving lives with her medical know-how. The flick doesn't work in any genre, though it seems to be trying for a kind of dark comedy/drama "girl power" thing while doing little more than proving once again that Carey can't act and Sorvino needs a good agent. Awful stuff in spite of the good things the Carey music fans had to say about it on this website. (D+)

Note - At this writing 78% of the 226 IMDB.com users voting rated this flick a 10. So much for statistics.


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