5.9/10
168
5 user 1 critic

The Member of the Wedding (1997)

Frankie Addams, 12-year-old tomboy, feels disconnected from the world. Frankie's mother died when she was born, and her father is a distant, uncomprehending figure. Her closest companions ... See full summary »

Director:

Fielder Cook
Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anna Paquin ... Frankie Addams
Alfre Woodard ... Berenice Sadie Brown
Corey Dunn Corey Dunn ... John Henry
Enrico Colantoni ... Mr. Addams
Anne Tremko ... Janice
Matt McGrath ... Jarvis
Pat Hingle ... Officer Wylie
Jack Landry ... Red-Haired Soldier
Maggie Marshall Maggie Marshall ... Emmaline Williams / Voice of Carson McCullers
Andy Stahl ... Mr. Williams (as Andrew Stahl)
Joanne Pankow ... Mrs. Wray
Lou Criscuolo Lou Criscuolo ... Blue Moon Owner
Stephanie Denise Griffin ... Winnie (as Stephanie Griffin)
James J. Pence Jr. James J. Pence Jr. ... Minister
Al Wiggins Al Wiggins ... T.T. Williams (as Alfred Wiggins)
Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young tomboy named Frankie is forced to face her own immaturity as a result her older brother's wedding.

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Ethel Waters, Julie Harris, Brandon De Wilde
Blue State (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

BLUE STATE is a romantic comedy about a disgruntled Democrat who actually follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George "Dubya" Bush gets re-elected.

Director: Marshall Lewy
Stars: Breckin Meyer, Anna Paquin, Joyce Krenz
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

Director: Tony Goldwyn
Stars: Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Bobby Boriello
Fly Away Home (1996)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.

Director: Carroll Ballard
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany
Hurlyburly (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Hollywood movers and shakers dissect their own personal lives when everything seems to clash together.

Director: Anthony Drazan
Stars: Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Chazz Palminteri
Free Ride (2013)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A single mom caught up in the Florida drug trade during the late 1970s tries to make a better life for her two girls.

Director: Shana Betz
Stars: Anna Paquin, Liana Liberato, Ava Acres
Jane Eyre (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jane Eyre (Anna Paquin and Charlotte Gainsbourg) is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Fiona Shaw), and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. There ... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Stars: William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anna Paquin
Straight A's (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Pressured by his deceased mother's ghost to return home to the family he abandoned, a former addict grabs a bag of pills and a sack of marijuana and hits the road to Louisiana.

Director: James Cox
Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Anna Paquin, Luke Wilson
All the Rage (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Handguns figure in the intertwining lives of nine people. Warren shoots his wife Helen's lover and his defense is that he thought he was shooting an intruder. She leaves him; the lawyer ... See full summary »

Director: James D. Stern
Stars: Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels, Robert Forster
Darkness (2002)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Anna Paquin, Lena Olin, Iain Glen
True Blood: Webisodes (TV Series 2010)
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Short mini spin-off of True Blood, in which each episode addresses a situation centered around one, two or three of the leading characters.

Stars: Claudia Abrego, Ryan Kwanten, Stephen Moyer
The Member of the Wedding (TV Movie 1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A 1982 made-for-television remake of the 1952 Fred Zinnemann film. Shown as a feature on "NBC Live Theater."

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Pearl Bailey, Dana Hill, Howard E. Rollins Jr.
Edit

Storyline

Frankie Addams, 12-year-old tomboy, feels disconnected from the world. Frankie's mother died when she was born, and her father is a distant, uncomprehending figure. Her closest companions are the family's African American maid, Berenice Sadie Brown, and her six-year-old cousin, John Henry West. She has no friends in her small Southern town and dreams of going away with her brother and his bride-to-be on their honeymoon.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

There's a time in a young girl's life when nothing's right...but everything's possible.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Frankie Addams: Those sons of bitches. I could just shoot every last one of them with a pistol.
See more »

Connections

Version of The Member of the Wedding (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

How Long Is Loneliness?
Music by Laurence Rosenthal
Lyrics by Dennis Spiegel
Performed by Willow Wray
See more »

User Reviews

 
Awful version of a wonderful play
1 May 2006 | by moliz01See all my reviews

This could have been a wonderful version of McCuller's novel if Pacquin had not been so terrible in the role of Frankie. She may have been good in her first role in "The Piano", but she has not become a good actress. Her acting ability has not grown...it has diminished. In this play, her acting is painful to watch. One can 'see' her act which is not pleasant. She just doesn't have the talent to pull it off. As a young Jane Eyre, it was also painful to watch her. For anyone who has seen the original version of "Member of the Wedding" with Julie Harris will know what I mean. Harris was incredible and it would be hard to match her performance. Pacquin just seems to be a lightweight playing against the extremely talented Alfre Woodard. I love this play and it just made me sad to see Pacquin do such a terrible job with such a fascinating character.


3 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Member of the Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gideon Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed