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Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.

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Photographer (voice)
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Elizabeth Marks
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Jane Marks
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Annie Marks
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Michelle Marks
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Saleswoman
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Saleswoman
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Dr. Debbie Waldman
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Lorraine
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Pool Administrator
Jennifer Zehnder ...
Teased Girl
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Paul
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Maddy
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Bill
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Donna
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Dr. Crane
Christine Mourad ...
Cindy, Elizabeth's Agent
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Kevin McCabe
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Kevin's TV Co-Star
Jeanne McCarthy ...
Casting Director
Evan Mirand ...
Director (as Evan Miranda)
Ivy Strohmaier ...
Jessie
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Willy
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Jordan
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Teenage Boy
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Other Teenage Boy
Cory Joffe ...
Customer
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Bartender
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Lorraine's Pool Friend
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Baldasaro Salesgirl
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Jordan's Mom
John Srednicki ...
Premiere Guest
Jeremy Kramer ...
Premiere Photographer
Madeline Moskowitz ...
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Parking Attendant
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ER Doctor
Jerome Butler ...
Policeman
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Man At Phone
Ryan Wolfe ...
McDonald's Clerk
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McDonald's Customer
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Jane's Nurse (as Elayn Taylor)
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Bar Schmooze (uncredited)

Directed by

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Nicole Holofcener

Written by

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Nicole Holofcener ... (written by)

Produced by

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Anthony Bregman ... producer
Eric d'Arbeloff ... producer
Michael Escott ... co-executive producer (as Mike Escott)
Debra Grieco ... co-producer
Ted Hope ... producer
Michael Kafka ... executive producer
Jason Kliot ... executive producer
Charles J. Rusbasan ... co-executive producer (as Charles Rusbasan)
Joana Vicente ... executive producer
Judith Zarin ... co-executive producer

Music by

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Craig Richey

Cinematography by

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Harlan Bosmajian ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robert Frazen

Editorial Department

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Sam Dlugach ... tape-to-tape colorist: HDTV
Daniel Gabbe ... assistant editor
Scott Stewart ... post-production consultant: 24p HDTV (as Scott Charles Stewart)
Michael Hatzer ... color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jeanne McCarthy

Production Design by

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Devorah Herbert

Art Direction by

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Missy Parker

Set Decoration by

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Missy Parker

Costume Design by

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Vanessa Vogel

Makeup Department

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John Blaine ... key hair stylist
Kathleen Freeman ... key makeup artist (as Kathleen Freeman-Smith)
Andrea Helm ... assistant hair stylist
Pecha Koyadinovich ... key hair stylist
Matt Mastrella ... additional special effects makeup artist
Lana Milosavljevic ... assistant hair stylist
Alexis Walker ... assistant makeup artist
Tanya Cookingham ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Debra Grieco ... unit production manager
Diana Lui ... production supervisor
Chad Marting ... post-production supervisor
Gretchen McGowan ... executive in charge of production: Blow Up Pictures

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Van Hayden ... first assistant director
Nicholas Lee ... second assistant director
Kyle LeMire ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Derek Asuan-O'Brien ... set dresser
Johnny D. Culley ... property master (as Johnny Culley)
Sharon Curtis-Baltazar ... set dresser
Rafael Inocencio ... prop intern
David Loitz ... lead person
Brad Morrison ... swing
Beth Steffen ... set dresser
Hanh Vo ... set dresser
Pedro Ramirez ... assistant property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Mark Allen ... sound effects supervisor
Gary Coppola ... re-recording mixer (as Gary J. Coppola)
Doug Davey ... re-recording mixer
Craig S. Jaeger ... foley editor (as Craig Jeager)
David Kudell ... sound assistant (as David Kadell)
Brian Linder ... sound mixer
Kimaree Long ... dialogue editor
Kelly Oxford ... supervising sound editor (as Kelly L. Oxford)
David Stanke ... sound assistant
Gerard Vernice ... boom operator
Trevor Ward ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Chris Elam ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Kimaree Long ... adr editor (uncredited)
Claes Nystrom ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

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O.T. Hight ... fire/Inferno artist: HDTV / visual effects artist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kevin M. Andersen ... Steadicam operator (as Kevin Anderson)
Max Azpiazu ... camera intern
John Berger ... grip
George Canaday ... grip (as George G. Canaday)
Henry Coccetti ... gaffer (as Henry Coccetti)
Sean D. Flynn ... grip
Richard D. Galbraith ... electrician
Daniella Gleeson ... second assistant camera
George Gregory ... a camera dolly grip
Samuel Hamilton ... grip (as Sam Hamilton)
Cliff Hsui ... first assistant camera
Frank Jarnot ... electrician
Eric Mas ... still photographer
Brett Michael ... electrician (as Bret Michel)
Rory Muir ... second assistant camera
David Palmieri ... best boy grip
Vince Palomino ... key grip (as Vincent M. Palomino)
Praveena Paruchuri ... electrician
Matt Petosa ... electrician
Alexia C. Pilat ... still photographer (as Alexia Pilat)
Mike Reppert ... best boy electric
Brett Smith ... electrician
Michael Weeks ... electrician
Jeff Woolley ... second assistant camera (as Jeff Wooley)
Cliff Hsui ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Tony Rasmussen ... extras casting: Rainbow Casting
Nadia Lubbe Simon ... casting assistant (as Nadia Lubbe)
John Srednicki ... casting assistant
Jeff Olan ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ember Bekovsky ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Bess Carlisle Coleman ... assistant location manager (as Carlisle Coleman)
Kojo Lewis ... location manager
Brian Shafer ... assistant location manager
Graham Kurzner ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Joel Cabotage ... assistant recording engineer
Cenovia Cummins ... musician: fiddle
Ned Farr ... musician: guitar
Jon Ossman ... musician: bass
Craig Richey ... music editor / musician: guitars, piano, vocals, whistle, harmonica, autoharp / original score producer / score recordist
Amy Rosen ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Mike Castaneda ... driver
Guy Johnson ... head driver
Dennis Kincaid ... driver
Steve Pate ... transportation coordinator (as Stevo Pate)
Maryalyce Sager ... driver (as Mary Alice Sagar)
Bobby Weaver ... driver (as Bob Weaver)

Other crew

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Julie Adams ... dialect coach: Ms. Emily Mortimer
Julie Anne Adams ... production accountant
Doug Allen ... cartoonist: Hickory Dawg Cartoon, Twinkle
Stefanie Azpiazu ... assistant: Mr. Bregman
Paige Black ... set production assistant
Michael Bodie ... office production assistant
Susan H. Bodine ... production attorney: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein (as Sue Bodine)
Jerome Butler ... dialect coach
Michael Caccamise ... assistant production coordinator
Helen Caldwell ... script supervisor
Cory Chew ... completion bond: Film Finances
Alison Cohen ... production attorney: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein
Maureen Duffy ... completion bond: Film Finances
Pete Fausone ... graphic artist: HDTV / title designer: HDTV
Stephanie Friedman ... assistant: Mr. Kliot and Ms. Vicente
Kate Gale ... craft service
Janice Gantenbein ... animal wrangler (as Janice Gantenbien)
Manuel Gonzales ... chef assistant: Eclipse Catering
Janine Halloway ... production banking: HSBC Bank, USA
Ed Hamilton ... fire editor: HDTV
Tiffany Haynes ... assistant to line producer
Mac Henderson ... payroll services: All-Payments Services
John Kuramoto ... cartoonist: Hickory Dawg Cartoon, Twinkle
Dawn Lanie ... payroll services: All-Payments Services
Eric Lanzo ... set production assistant
Gary Leib ... cartoonist: Hickory Dawg Cartoon, Twinkle
Diana Lui ... production coordinator
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion bond: Film Finances (as Paula Schmit) / completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Laurent Marchand ... chef: Eclipse Catering
Matt Mastrella ... set production assistant
Ross Miller ... insurance: D.R. Reiff & Associates
Michael Moncreiff ... film-out production supervisor
Bennett Pozil ... financing: Patexis Banques Populaires
Dav Rauch ... title artist: The Orphanage
Dan Riley ... studio teacher
Marc Sadeghi ... producer: title design
Jim Switzer ... payroll services: All-Payments Services (as Jon Switzer)
Greg Trattner ... completion bond: Film Finances (as Gregory Trattner)
Sabino Villanueva ... chef assistant: Eclipse Catering
Amy Wieland ... key set production assistant
Carol Woodward ... medical advisor
Kurt Woolner ... completion bond: Film Finances
Cliff Hsui ... HDTV technician (uncredited)
Gina Meyers ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Benjamin Allanoff ... special thanks (as Ben Allanoff)
Howard Cohen ... special thanks
Ellory Elkayem ... special thanks
Tamara Elkayem ... special thanks
Carolee Goldstein ... special thanks
Ronda Gomez-Quinones ... special thanks (as Rhonda Gomez-Quinones)
Carol Joffe ... special thanks
Charles H. Joffe ... special thanks (as Charles Joffe)
J.P. Jones ... special thanks
Peter Krikes ... special thanks
Sig Libowitz ... special thanks
Carrie Loudin ... special thanks
Edward Mazurek ... special thanks
Tracy McKnight ... special thanks
Steve Meerson ... special thanks
Tim Mukanos ... special thanks
David Mullen ... special thanks
D.P. Parker ... special thanks
Catherine Parrington ... special thanks
Jeanine Rohn ... special thanks
Ian Root ... special thanks
Jack Saraceno ... special thanks
Joyce Schweickert ... special thanks
Andrea Sperling ... special thanks
Suzanne Strohmaier ... special thanks
Shelley Surpin ... special thanks
Peter Torres ... special thanks
Annette Vait ... special thanks
Dave Young ... special thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The Marks family is a tightly-knit quartet of women. Jane is the affluent matriarch whose 3 daughters seem to have nothing in common except for a peculiar sort of idealism. Setting the tone of vanity and insecurity, Jane is undergoing cosmetic surgery to alter her figure, but serious complications put her health in real danger. Former homecoming queen Michelle, the eldest daughter, has one daughter of her own and an alienated, unsupportive husband. Elizabeth, the middle sister, has an acting career that is beginning to take off, but is timid and insecure, and habitually relieves her trepidation by taking in stray dogs. Only the youngest sister, Annie, an adopted African American 8-year-old, stands a chance of avoiding the family legacy of anxious self-absorption. If only her intelligence and curiosity will see her through what promises to be a confusing adolescence. Each of the women seeks redemption in her own haphazard way. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines If you're hoping for the perfect family don't hold your breath. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Untitled Nicole Holofcener (United States)
  • Istina o zenama (Croatia)
  • Surorile Marks (Romania)
  • Encontro de Irmãs (Portugal)
  • Обаятельная и привлекательная (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Box Office

Budget $250,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $91,910, 30 Jun 2002

Did You Know?

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Goofs When Michelle first sees Annie in McDonald's, she does not have a drink on her tray. When she walks closer to Annie she has a drink on her tray . See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003). See more »
Soundtracks I Must Be Crazy See more »
Quotes [Cindy gives Elizabeth an aromatherapy candle as a gift]
Elizabeth Marks: This is so sweet of you.
Cindy, Elizabeth's Agent: Nah, I'm re-gifting. It has self-esteem and tranquility.
Elizabeth Marks: I'm so happy for it.
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