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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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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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Fantastic Movie!!!
12 March 2004 | by chatkinsonSee all my reviews

When I first read this short story by J. California Cooper I was blown away. When I heard about the movie I got excited and viewed it whenever possible on BET. It should be joined by other stories that Ms. Cooper has penned since her writing career got started by Alice Walker. Maybe one of her novels can be adapted to the screen or produced as a movie for TV. This is a story that needed to be told and shown in schools, churchs, reunions and public gatherings. Now I want to know when will it be availible to purchase? It has been 5 years and there still is no outlet for distribution. As a member of a book discussion group for 8 years, people ask me when will this movie be released? I have no answer and am not in a position to effect the release of this movie. Who can and will? Please hurry...


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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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