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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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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As of 2018, features Mare Winningham's only Oscar nominated performance. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Georgia: I don't want to know what you do locked away in that bathroom for half an hour.
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TAKE ME BACK
Written by Van Morrison
Performed by Jennifer Jason Leigh
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Sibling rivalry taken to new depths
9 August 1998 | by MeYesMeSee all my reviews

Jennifer Jason Leigh is an incredible actress, climbing into a character and making you feel what the character feels. She accomplishes that to an intense degree as Sadie Flood in "Georgia." The problem is that I didn't really want to feel what Sadie felt. She scared and disgusted me. Mare Winningham (who knew she had such a clear, sweet singing voice?!?) matches Leigh's believable portrayal, but had a more sympathetic character with which to work. The stand-out, though, is Max Perlich as Sadie's worshipful husband/doormat. My heart broke for him. While the acting was strong, I found this film exhausting and kept checking to see how much time was left - it felt more like an assignment than entertainment.


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