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Big Stone Gap (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 May 2016 (Spain)
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In a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, self-proclaimed spinster Ave Maria Mulligan finds her life shaken up and forever changed after learning a long-buried family secret.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ave Maria Mulligan
Fleeta Mullins
Nan MacChesney
Angelina Fiordellisi ...
Fiammetta Mulligan
Theodore Tipton
Tayloe Slagle
Pearl Grimes
Iva Lou Wade
Spec Broadwater
Sweet Sue Tinsley
John S. Rausch ...
Father John (as Fr. John S. Rausch GLMY)
James Edward Mitchell Jr. ...
Bobby Dinsmore
Alice Lambert
Terry Kilgore ...
Delegate Terry Kilgore (as Delegate Terry Kilgore)


Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a "mountain girl's body and a flat behind." She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she's not who she always thought she was. Before she can blink, Ave's fielding marriage proposals, fighting off greedy family members, organizing a celebration for visiting celebrities, and planning the trip of a lifetime-a trip that could change her view of the world and her own place in it forever. Written by Anonymous

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Small town. Big heart.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for brief suggestive material


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Release Date:

20 May 2016 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

A Eterna Namorada  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$27,595 (USA) (30 October 2015)


$998,963 (USA) (11 December 2015)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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"Big Stone Gap" was ranked one of the top five highest grossing romantic comedies of 2015. The film is also the highest grossing romantic comedy of 2015 directed by a woman. See more »


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Love this movie!!!
21 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read where someone said it was a film that would only interest residents of Big Stone Gap. Not true! It does however, depict a way of life that is fast fading away. The movie is set in 1978, as was the book of the same title, but I can tell you having visited the area, that it remains largely unchanged today. Trigiani consistently creates characters in her novels that touch our hearts and become our friends. This movie version of her debut novel truly brings her already vibrant characters to life. I credit the honesty of the film, and it's adherence to the original story, to Trigiani's hands-on approach to movie making. It is obvious her heart and soul went into this project. If the reviewers who criticize would only slow down, step back, and allow themselves to be transported to this simpler time and place, they too would fall in love with Big Stone Gap.

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