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The Other Sister (1999)

A mentally challenged young woman seeks independence by obtaining her own apartment and attending college while her family plans her sister's wedding.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carla Tate
... Elizabeth Tate
... Radley Tate
... Danny
... Caroline Tate
... Heather Tate
... Drew
... Jeff
... Winnie
... Michelle
... Marge
Harvey Miller ... Dr. Johnson
... Ernie
... Rachel - Tech School (as Alma Yvonne)
Marvin Braverman ... Uncle Sam Teacher - Tech School
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Storyline

When Carla Tate, now a young woman, is 'graduated' out of the training school where she has resided for many years because she is mentally challenged, her hope is that she will be accepted for all that she can now do for herself. But Carla's family is wealthy which permits her mother, already blinded to her daughter's rather high-functioning abilities, to try and provide for Carla beyond her needs or desires, bringing forth the inevitable confrontations... for what Carla may lack in mental ability she certainly makes up for in her insistence on being independent, even to living in her own apartment. But if this isn't enough, into the mix comes a young man, equally challenged mentally, who moves Carla beyond anyone's control... Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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A love story for the romantically challenged. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving sex related material | See all certifications »

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26 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aprendiendo a vivir  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,624,445, 28 February 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,797,271, 20 June 1999
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

The first time Carla goes to Daniel's apartment and Ernie hands him the check from his father, the check disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Daniel McMann: Are you ready? Cause I'm ready!
Carla Tate: No Daniel, uh, I'm not ready.
Daniel McMann: Ohh
Carla Tate: I was thinking we could wait 'til the next holiday cause holidays are special.
Daniel McMann: oh cause I feel special right now Carla.
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Connections

References Flipper (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Sunporch Cha Cha Cha
Written & Performed by Dave Grusin
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A touching movie
3 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

There are films out there that do not touch people and are just the high action films of the summer. This movie was not a summer film, because "The Other Sister" was a movie to be reckoned with. Many times I have gone to the theater (5x movies a week) and never seen such a movie as this one. I saw an advanced screening of the movie and I also got to see it last weekend. I am absolutely gonna see it this weekend too. It is just a heart warming story that got to me by a lot and has changed my life. I recommend this movie to everybody who knows how love is.


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