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Carolina (2003)

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
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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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

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 »


When Heath attempts to leave the Christmas party, the shower curtain over Albert's shoulder goes from open to closed. See more »


Grandma Mirabeau: [Saying grace at a Thanksgiving's Day dinner] Lord, bless my family. Fill their bellies and keep them warm and safe. And, now, Lord, let's get personal. Please find Georgia a man to daddy that young 'un she's carrying. Give Maine those lottery numbers before she loses her virginity on that rocking horse. Lord, let my Teddy settle down and plant some roots. Look over my sister, Marilyn, who, bless her ignorant soul, is back in jail again. Enlighten her about cellular telephones and credit card ...
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References 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

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Flipping aimless through TV channels..Saw Julia Stiles...Sat back and watched the rest.
24 April 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Julia's face is what caught my eye and halted my aimlessly flipping through the TV channel with the remote. But it's the story line and characters that kept my interest going to the end even though I had missed the first third of the movie. I loved Shirley as the witty Grandma character. She does the part well, having seen her play similar role in "In her shoes" where she put on a great performance.

Liked the movie enough to look for the DVD if price is right and add it to my collection. Would actually rate it as 7.5, but because I found the 6.2 avg as under-rated, I rounded up.

It's a story about people, craziness, and the bond between family and friends. Didn't need the Kleenex box on this one. If you liked "In Her Shoes", you'll probably like "Carolina" too.

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