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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 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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Storyline

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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Trivia

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: Now, I remember something I once read. Of all the treasures in the world, there is nothing more precious than giving someone a piece of your heart.
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Wonderful
1 December 2008 | by MajRusKittSee all my reviews

I simply cannot say enough about this movie. I am watching it right now on Starz in Black, and I cannot understand why there is no DVD of this available! With all the trash out on DVD, why is this lyrical,inspiring, fantastically cast and acted film not offered for sale? I myself want 10 copies to give as gifts. The relationship between Dearie B. and Joyce May is so loving and special, and the picture of small town life is movingly drawn, even the locations are so carefully chosen, every aspect of the movie is so exquisitely perfect. The story is unforgettable. The first time I saw it I was thunderstruck that it did not get more press when it was released.This is film-making at its absolute finest.


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