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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

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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

Dearie B.: Troy Watts! Bring your narrow a** outta there!
Troy Watts: [Comes out chuckling] I ain't nothing to say to you.
[Turns to leave]
Dearie B.: You get back here, or else I'll come in after you!
Troy Watts: What you want, retard?
Dearie B.: You hurt me once, but you ain't gonna hurt me again! You stay away from my family!
[Moving closer]
Dearie B.: You're nothing. You never were nothing, and you're never gonna be nothing, because you're empty in your heart! Now, it took me a long time to figure it out, but I know you tried to ruin my life when I was younger...
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Heart warming, Well thought out, Eye catching, tear jerking
14 September 2004 | by weemooSee all my reviews

This movie moved me in such a way, because the characters came right off the screen and into my heart and home. Alfre and Loretta were the best actors making the script come to life with heart pounding, tear jerking, togetherness that sisters share. Only one could dream of a sister to sister relationship such as this. As I watched, I could not miss a part fearful of something juicy happening and me not seeing it. I wished that my sister and I had shared a bond like that one. My sister went though some of the things Darie B went through and to this day many other girls are still going through it. The question is how many of our realatives stand up to the person who has inflicted harm on the them? I really liked the way this movie portrayed a closeness and the struggle to get through rough times. I have passed the title of this movie on to my friends and family in the hopes that they will see what sticking together really means. I would love to purchase this tape and view it time after time again so if anyone knows where I can get it pleas email me.


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