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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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Mira. Mariah. Melora. Mayhem. 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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6 December 2002 (Italy)  »

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Wise Girls  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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According to Mira Sorvino, she and Mariah Carey got into an argument on the set in which Carey threw a salt shaker over her head. The argument was over Carey frequently arriving hours late to the set. 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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Mr. Santalino: Ptoo! You fuck. I spit on your fuckin' soul!
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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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Come Bella D'Stagione Di Sante (Beauty of Summer)
Written & Performed by Eugene Cibelli
Produced by Christopher Cibelli
Published by 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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