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Carolina (2003)

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A young woman escapes her wildly eccentric family in search for a life of normalcy.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Morris
Theodore 'Ted' Mirabeau
Georgia Mirabeau
Maine Mirabeau
Aunt Marilyn
Chuck McBride - Perfect Date Host
John Capodice ...
Ernie the Cook
Young Carolina
Young Georgia
Susan the Waitress


Carolina Mirabeau was raised 'free-spirited' with two sisters by eccentric, domineering grandma Millicent in the country. Carolina's city neighbor, talented and witty Jewish author Albert Morris, is her best friend, confident and the wacky family's favorite guest. Yet she begins dating Heath Pierson, an 'all too perfect' upper class brilliant Britton, whom she met in the TV studio where she's fired as dating show candidates-screener. But the past and some truths catch up with all of them. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

29 April 2004 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Carolina Torn Asunder  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kathy Bates was originally considered for the role of Grandma Mirabeau, later given to Shirley MacLaine. See more »


In the first shot outside Carolina's apartment, there is a propped-open screen door. In subsequent shots, it is gone. See more »


Carolina Mirabeau: You're like an expensive Italian suit... and I have absolutely no idea where to wear you.
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References 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

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Fabulous depiction of the interactions and lives of two best friends.
5 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another magnificent film from Stiles, and another Film Festival movie. I waited and waited for this film to be released in Region 1 so that I could snag it, and then promptly bought it from Canada. Carolina (Stiles) is gloriously and comically oblivious to Albert's (Nivola) obvious love for her. You'll laugh at Grandma Mirabeau's (MacLaine) outrageous humor, you'll sigh with Albert each time Carolina doesn't see what's obviously there, and you'll rage with them when they lash out in anger for lack of a better defense. But, it's a movie after all, so you'll be smiling in the end. It's a wonderful film that had my attention from the very first scene. One of the best romantic comedies I've seen in years.

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