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The Sisters (2005)

R | | Drama | 26 June 2008 (Greece)
Based on Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters" about siblings living in a college town who struggle with the death of their father and try to reconcile relationships in their own lives.

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Dr. Harry Glass
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Vincent Antonelli
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August Prior
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Female Customer (as Carolyn Chambers)
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Tegue DeLeon ...
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Based on Anton Chekov's "The Three Sisters" about siblings living in a college town who struggle with the death of their father and try to reconcile relationships in their own lives.

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Every family has its secrets

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Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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26 June 2008 (Greece)  »

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A három nővér  »

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Kelli Garner and Bryce Dallas Howard were considered for the role of Irene. See more »

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Amongst the "New York" street traffic was a Sanipac dump truck. Sanipac primarily serves the state of Oregon and not New York or anywhere on the east coast. See more »

Quotes

Marcia Prior Glass: I'm really just a good girl who's more comfortable fighting with her husband than cheating on him. I guess I'd rather be a bitch then a slut...
Vincent Antonelli: Does caring for someone make you a slut?
Marcia Prior Glass: No. Expressing it does.
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Version of Three Sisters (1970) See more »

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Fur Elise
Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Victor Alexeeff
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sophomoric attempt at insight
5 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not enough for the director to parade overeducated ill-tempered females into the imagined space of the faculty lounge, he seeks to imbue them with imagined glamor or "righteousness" in that they interrupt one another (even when making birthday speeches) with criticisms on grammar. His knowledge of drug-use is even more distressingly inadequate than his shocking misunderstanding of the intellectualism his characters demonstrate. The young sister, her face full of baby fat and a demeanor more akin to someone tranquilized is portrayed as a meth addict, and the educated elite can do nothing but tell her "it'll be alright." Maria Bello's character seems to enjoy cuckolding her husband for months at a time, but that part of the movie is simply skipped, and we never learn a thing why she enjoys (loves) the man she is having an affair with. The most tragic part of the movie is the director's mis-use of "Nancy," the somewhat trashy salesgirl marrying the weak brother. It was as if Seidelman was afraid this character might come-alive and eat his lunch, so she also was muzzled and made somewhat impotent. We learn nothing from Mr. Seidelman other than he needs an education (in life) before he starts another pretentious effort at biting off more than he can chew.


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