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

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Albert Morris
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Theodore 'Ted' Mirabeau
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Georgia Mirabeau
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Maine Mirabeau
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Aunt Marilyn
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Chuck McBride - Perfect Date Host
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Ernie the Cook
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Young Carolina
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Young Georgia
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John
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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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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »
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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Kathy Bates was originally considered for the role of Grandma Mirabeau, later given to Shirley MacLaine. See more »

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

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Grandma Mirabeau: [to granddaughter in labor] Now, you breathe deep and you push hard. You push and you push. You push harder, harder, harder, harder, or I will go down there and get a plunger and SUCK that baby out of you!
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Another fab Shirley MacLaine performance
8 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This picture is billed as a romantic comedy but it's really more about family and how that can affect romances. While this is definitely a fluff piece, Shirley MacLaine's character and acting knock it out of the ballpark.

Julia Stiles, by contrast, is wooden and unsympathetic in her role as the female romantic lead. I kept wanting to see her in some 1970's BBC drama where emotionless, physically dull acting was more the rage.

Azura Skye does a nice turn in the predictable role of "the trashy sister" who gets pregnant after a one-night stand. Randy Quaid and the rest of the cast practically disappear except to act as foils to MacLaine's outrageous "tough love/live life my own way" Grandma.

This is not great art or even great romantic comedy. You won't need to see it more than once. Watch it for MacLaine's performance and be ready to fluff your way through the rest!


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