5.5/10
1,678
12 user 26 critic

Virginia (2010)

R | | Drama | 18 May 2012 (USA)
Trailer
2:16 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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.

Director:

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the ... See full summary »

Director: Betty Kaplan
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Connelly, Stefania Sandrelli
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

Director: Keith Gordon
Stars: Billy Crudup, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A light-hearted story of two working-class brothers courting three wealthy and beautiful sisters in a small Illinois town.

Director: Pat O'Connor
Stars: Liv Tyler, Jennifer Connelly, Joaquin Phoenix
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.

Director: George Ratliff
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Tomei
Aloft (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A struggling mother encounters the son she abandoned 20 years earlier.

Director: Claudia Llosa
Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent
Some Girls (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Michael, a college student, visits his girlfriend Gabriella and her family for Christmas in Canada. When he gets there, she tells him that she doesn't love him any more. Michael attempts to... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hoffman
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Connelly, Sheila Kelley
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1950's Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.

Director: Lee Tamahori
Stars: Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Connelly
Creation I (2009)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Torn between faith and science, and suffering hallucinations, English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to complete 'On the Origin of Species' and maintain his relationship with his wife.

Director: Jon Amiel
Stars: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Ian Kelly
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home's new owners.

Director: Vadim Perelman
Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave home, but is disorientated. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Gordon
Stars: Frank Whaley, Jennifer Connelly, Dermot Mulroney
The Hot Spot (1990)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with the dealer George Harshaw and settles down in a hotel room. During a fire, Harry observes... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Connelly
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The lives of two families change forever after a fatal tragedy takes place on Reservation Road.

Director: Terry George
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Betty
...
Willie
...
Emmett
Kevin Patrick Brown ...
Jerry
Tom Van Howe ...
Sheriff's Patrol Host
Ward Burton ...
Ward Burton
...
Dale
...
...
Teacher
...
Mrs. Whitaker
...
Max
Michele DeSelms ...
Local Newscaster
Dennis Rauss ...
Governor

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The simple life... is rarely simple.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Virdžinija  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$6,915 (USA) (18 May 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

An open casting call was held in Holland, Michigan to fill 25 roles with local actors. The crew was expecting a few dozen people to show up, but to their surprise, close too 1000 people lined up to be considered for speaking parts and extras. See more »

Soundtracks

Aura Lee
Written by G. Poulton
Performed by Nick Urata
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hagar's story
11 November 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Jennifer Connelly's performance in the title role is the best and most interesting thing about this quirky film. Dustin Lance Black's story and direction examine all kinds of things about what ticks in the great heartland of America who just inflicted Donald Trump on the world.

Virginia casts Jennifer Connelly as one most disturbed mother who for almost two decades has had a clandestine relationship with the local sheriff Ed Harris who now has political aspirations. Harris is a Mormon who would not have liked to see polygamy abolished. Essentially it's a question of him being Abraham having Sarah and Hagar. And we know what kind of raw deal Hagar got.

But Virginia might be cast in the role as Hagar, being given the heave ho because Harris is running for State Senator as of course a law and order conservative. Choice between Connelly and the Sarah of the story Amy Madigan it's crazy Connelly coming up short.

Complicating all this is Harrison Gilbertson Connelly's son who might be Harris's also. He's gotten interested in Harris's daughter by Madigan, Emma Roberts. That could really screw up things for Mr. Law and Order/Family Values.

It ends in tragedy for some, just desserts for others, and escape for some more.

Writer Black has created some colorful characters for director Black to work with. Virginia starts out slow, but the characters do grab you and hold your attention.

I love that scene in the end with traveling Mormon Elder Lucas Grabeel caught in the middle of some madness and Connelly getting him to surrender that enchanted Mormon underwear for her son. We need all the help we can in this life and I guess it can't hurt.

If you like quirky movies don't miss Virginia.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?