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Virginia (2010)

R | | Drama | 18 May 2012 (USA)
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A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Patrick Brown ...
Tom Van Howe ...
Sheriff's Patrol Host
Ward Burton ...
Ward Burton
Mrs. Whitaker
Michele DeSelms ...
Local Newscaster
Dennis Rauss ...


Virginia is a charming, yet mentally ill mother whose greatest love is her protector and illegitimate son, Emmett. But her longest love belongs to the local-married-Mormon Sheriff, who is running for public office and might very well be Emmett's father. This boardwalk town's well-kept secrets are threatened when Virginia's son begins a romantic relationship with Tipton's daughter. "What's Wrong With Virginia" is a humorous, heartfelt drama that pokes at the American dream as it charges toward a climactic shoot out that begs the question: can a woman like Virginia ever play the part of mom? Written by Anonymous

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The simple life... is rarely simple.



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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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$6,915 (USA) (18 May 2012)


$6,915 (USA) (18 May 2012)

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Liam Neeson was replaced by Ed Harris after he dropped out due scheduling conflicts. See more »


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Get out the hankies boys and girls!
9 September 2012 | by (Owen Sound, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Few actors today have the breadth of Jennifer Connelly. She never shirks from difficult roles. From Mullholland Falls to Little Children or The House Of Sand and Fog and now this, she plays her characters convincingly as though she owns them in her heart. She never takes it over the top. Ed Harris' character is a cardboard cop and is well done given the parameters of the role. This movie is a brilliant portrait of a mentally challenged mom trying to make the best in this world for her son. Harrison Gilbertson is very good as her boy. Emma Roberts as his girlfriend does a great job as a dutiful Mormon 16 year old. Amy Madigan is convincing as Ed Harris' wife. See it with an open heart and this movie will transport you. Brilliant.

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