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Funny Valentines (1999)

A woman returns to her home town to sort out her troubled marriage and finds new happiness in the rekindling of a broken friendship with her cousin.

Director:

Julie Dash

Writers:

J. California Cooper (short story "Funny Valentines"), Ron Stacker Thompson (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfre Woodard ... Joyce May
Loretta Devine ... Dearie B.
CCH Pounder ... Ethel B.
Tom Wright ... Dr. Thomas Holder
Peter Jay Fernandez ... Danny
Megalyn Echikunwoke ... Lauren
Kajuana S. Marie ... Gail (as Kajuana Shuford)
Denise Burse ... Brenda
Chris Dunn Chris Dunn ... Eobert Earl (as Christopher Dunn)
Debra Terry Debra Terry ... Mrs. Watts
Von Coulter Von Coulter ... Troy Watts
Afemo Omilami ... Ephraim Lee
Christopher Ryan Dunn Christopher Ryan Dunn ... Robert Earl (as Chris Dunn)
Ruth Beckford Ruth Beckford ... Mrs. Coleman
Saycon Sengbloh ... Young Dearie B.
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A woman returns to her home town to sort out her troubled marriage and finds new happiness in the rekindling of a broken friendship with her cousin.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En compañía de Daerit B. See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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This second movie that featured both Alfre Woodard and Loretta Devine. Their first movie they did together was "Down In The Delta". See more »

Quotes

Joyce May: Dearie , you know how you always said you wished we were sisters?
Dearie B.: Mmm-hmm.
Joyce May: Well, we are.
Dearie B.: Uh-huh.
Joyce May: No, we are! Blood sisters. I saw the birth certificate.
Dearie B.: Oh, Joyce May, I know!
Joyce May: How... how do you know?
Dearie B.: Because I wished it!
Joyce May: Dearie, it's not that simple.
Dearie B.: Of course it is. You don't need a piece of paper to tell you what's already in your heart. Even I know that.
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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A warm hearted feel good drama for the ladies
29 December 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Funny Valentines" tells of a well to do middle aged wife and mother of two daughters who returns to her rural southern roots when she learns her husband is cheating on her only to resurrect old issues while discovering new ones. "FV" is a syrupy feel good chick flick which will likely make the sentimentalists laugh through tears while the realists are gagging and changing channels. A good production with good talent, the film deserves credit for doing what it does well and carving out a particularly delightful character in Dearie B (Devine). (B-)


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