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The Amati Girls (2000)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cloris Leachman ... Dolly Amati
Mercedes Ruehl ... Grace
Dinah Manoff ... Denise
Sean Young ... Christine
Lily Knight ... Dolores
Lee Grant ... Aunt Spendora
Edith Fields ... Aunt Loretta
Cassie Cole Cassie Cole ... Carla
Marissa Leigh Marissa Leigh ... Laura
Sam McMurray ... Brian
Joe Greco Joe Greco ... Uncle Frankie
Matt Winston ... Johnny Barlotta
Gary Hershberger ... Kevin
Anne De Salvo ... Cathy
Sal Viscuso ... Father Dedice
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Four sisters who disagree about everything... except what matters most. Family.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and brief sensuality
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Details

Official Sites:

Providence Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amati Girls - Ein Strauß Schwestern See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,902, 19 January 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,902, 19 January 2001
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Kathleen Turner was initially cast as the lead. See more »

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Pump It Up
Composed by Darius Gall
Performed by Darius Gall
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A Chick Flick to the Max
22 January 2001 | by movieman-41See all my reviews

This is actually a rather pleasant picture. Yes it is a major `Chick Flick', but it is well worth the time. I must say that Cloris Leachman as the matriarch of the clan is outstanding. She really shines and is a joy to watch. Mercedes Ruehl as the oldest of four daughters has her best part since Aunt Bella in Lost in Yonkers. She really looks great and has made the transition into playing the older woman part. Sean Young as the next oldest daughter is also outstanding. While she has gained a few pounds since her great days of `No Way Out' or `Fatal Instinct'. Still she is stunning on the screen and the camera seems to eats her up. There is a plot twist in the final 1/4th of the film that I found to be unexpected and it actually helps to tie up all the elements of this film. This is not a great film, but I found it to be quite enjoyable for what it is. As I went to this with low expectations I surprised to find a buried treasure. It is enjoyable and I recommend it to anyone if you are looking for a film with no car chases or gunfire. Take a hint, if you are looking for a "Fight Club"or you think you need an action film do not rent or go to this. Enjoy.


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