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Georgia (1995)

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Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Sadie wants to be a famous artist like her sister, but is always doing everything wrong. Her ... See full summary »

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Ulu Grosbard

Writer:

Barbara Turner
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Sadie Flood
Mare Winningham ... Georgia Flood
Ted Levine ... Jake
Max Perlich ... Axel Goldman
John Doe ... Bobby
John C. Reilly ... Herman
Jimmy Witherspoon Jimmy Witherspoon ... Trucker
Jason Carter ... Chasman
Tom Bower ... Erwin Flood
Smokey Hormel Smokey Hormel ... Leland
Jimmy Z. Jimmy Z. ... Clay
Tony Marsico Tony Marsico ... Paul
Jamian Briar Jamian Briar ... Andrew Flood
Rachel Rasco Rachel Rasco ... Mish Flood
Nicole Donahoo Nicole Donahoo ... Young Sadie Flood
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Storyline

Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Sadie wants to be a famous artist like her sister, but is always doing everything wrong. Her desperate need to be accepted by her sister is constantly complicated by her drug and alcohol problems. Georgia lives a very ordered life with husband, house and children, and Sadie does everything to get her attention. Written by <Magnus.Salomonsson.3041@student.uu.se>

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The toughest act to follow was their dreams. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for substance abuse, language and a sex scene | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

8 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Джорджия See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,461, 10 December 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,110,104
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CiBy 2000, Miramax See more »
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mare Winningham and Jennifer Jason Leigh have been longtime friends since meeting at a summer camp when they were both teenagers, in the late 1970's, but this is their first film together. See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) Bobby's right hand is on, then off, his water glass. See more »

Quotes

Georgia: What are you drinking?
Sadie Flood: You know me. Whatever's cheap or free.
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Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »

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OPTIMISTIC VOICES (from THE WIZARD OF OZ)
By E.Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen and Herbert Stothart
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Perhaps Too Character Driven For Its Own Good
14 August 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

This is an independent drama featuring two sisters: Georgia a successful C&W singer and her younger sister Sadie who is a grunge rock chick and that's the story . When I say " story " I don't mean " plot " because unfortunately GEORGIA doesn't have a plot which is a shame since this movie falls short because of its low concept story . It's very well acted by all the cast and Marie Winningham was Oscar nominated as the title character while Jennifer Jason Leigh ( One of America's most underrated actresses of the last two decades ) is superb . Yeah you want to grab hold of Sadie and strangle some sense into her but having an abundance of reckless stupidity is how the character is written and Leigh plays her to perfection . it's just a shame that the film suffers from a lack of incidents in a tale featuring sibling rivalry with the most nail biting moment being when Sadie being refused on a plane because she has no shoes ! Will she get some footwear before the plane leaves ? That's the nearest we get to excitement


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