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Feeling Minnesota (1996)

An ex-convict and his bumbling crook brother fight for the same woman.

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Steven Baigelman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Jjaks Clayton
Cameron Diaz ... Freddie Clayton
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Sam Clayton
Delroy Lindo ... Red
Dan Aykroyd ... Det. Ben Costikyan
Courtney Love ... Rhonda the Waitress
Drew Desmarais Drew Desmarais ... Young Jjaks Clayton
Tuesday Weld ... Nora Clayton
Aaron Michael Metchik ... Young Sam Clayton
Russell Konstans Russell Konstans ... Joseph
David Alan Smith David Alan Smith ... Detective Lloyd
Bill Schoppert Bill Schoppert ... Minister
Steve Ghizoni Steve Ghizoni ... Wedding Band Singer
Jack Walsh Jack Walsh ... Bob, at Gas Station
Buffy Sedlachek Buffy Sedlachek ... Gas Station Attendant
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Storyline

Freddie is a former stripper marrying Sam to repay a debt owed to nightclub owner Red. But Freddie is in love with Jjaks, Sam's brother. Jjaks and Freddie run off together, and Sam finds where they have been hiding and calls the cops. Meanwhile someone calls to blackmail Sam and Jjaks. In the end will it all work out? Written by crimekat@yahoo.com

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Just when she met the man of her dreams, along came her husband to ruin everything.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Fine Line Features

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher do Meu Irmão See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,598,051, 15 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,102,672, 6 October 1996
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Feeling Minnesota's title was inspired by some lyrics in the Soundgarden song 'Outshined': "I just looked in the mirror/And things ain't looking so good/I'm looking California/And feeling Minnesota". The band's lead singer and the song's composer, Chris Cornell, revealed to Blender magazine in 2005 that his lawyer told him that they could sue the filmmakers, but Cornell didn't want to be part of that, he was embarrassed about his song inspiring the film's title. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Freddie and Jjaks are in the bathroom during the wedding, they are standing in front of the mirror talking and her dress keeps moving on and off her shoulders during the whole scene. See more »

Quotes

Man on Phone: Life is one big emergency, man, so fuck off
[calmly raises middle finger to Sam]
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Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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I Want to Know Love Is
Written by Mick Jones
Performed by Los Lobos
Heard at the wedding
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Road Movie Crash
27 March 2000 | by dcastorSee all my reviews

Feeling Minnesota is not really a road movie, but that's still the best categorization I can generate. A road movie does not primarily depend on a great story line, and since the plot of this movie is truly pathetic, it does fulfil that description. To be interesting, such a movie must rely entirely on moving and intriguing characters, and on the chemistry between them. Unfortunately the staff of Feeling Minnesota fails utterly in producing this excitement.

The initializing presentation of the characters is unsatisfying and confusing; I can, for example, not figure out whether Jjaks (Keanu Reeves) did grow up in the house of his mother and brother or not. It is said, by his mother (Tuesday Weld), that he must live with his father, but nothing in the film suggests that it ever happens. The same goes for the rest of the characters - I never get to know them. They appear irrational, and no real explanation is given to why they do so.

The bottom line is that I leave the movie without any feelings for the characters, except dullness and perhaps a tiny kick of attraction for the cute Cameron Diaz.


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