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Carolina (2003)

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A young woman escapes her wildly eccentric family in search for a life of normalcy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Stiles ... Carolina
Shirley MacLaine ... Grandma Mirabeau
Alessandro Nivola ... Albert Morris
Randy Quaid ... Ted Mirabeau
Edward Atterton ... Heath Pierson
Azura Skye ... Georgia Mirabeau
Mika Boorem ... Maine Mirabeau
Jennifer Coolidge ... Aunt Marilyn
Alan Thicke ... Chuck McBride
John Capodice ... Ernie the Cook
Lisa Sheridan ... Debbie
Ambyr Childers ... Young Carolina
Daveigh Chase ... Young Georgia
Lauri Johnson ... Susan the Waitress
Michael Panes ... John
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Storyline

Carolina Mirabeau was raised 'free-spirited' with two sisters by eccentric, domineering grandma Millicent in the country. Carolina's city neighbor, talented and witty Jewish author Albert Morris, is her best friend, confidant and the wacky family's favorite guest. Yet she begins dating Heath Pierson, an 'all too perfect' upper class brilliant Britton, whom she met in the TV studio where she's fired as dating show candidates-screener. But the past and some truths catch up with all of them. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Filmax [Spain]

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Carolina Torn Asunder See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kathy Bates was originally considered for the role of Grandma Mirabeau, later given to Shirley MacLaine. See more »

Goofs

When Carolina and Albert are driving in Albert's Jeep Grand Cherokee to Carolina's grandmother's house for Thanksgiving, the Jeep clearly doesn't have any license plates on the front or back of the vehicle; instead there are dealership advertisement plates. Later in the movie, when Albert goes to dinner with his new girlfriend and her parents, an actual license plate can be seen on the back of the Jeep. See more »

Quotes

Grandma Mirabeau: After a while you learn that the rules of the world don't have to apply to you. It's all nonsense. You're here, you die.
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Connections

References 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

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Watched first because I am a fan of cast members.
5 November 2012 | by MistrcoffeSee all my reviews

I enjoyed it because it is a great movie. I guess as I get older I am also getting more sentimental, and my tastes seem to be getting more eclectic. I have really begun to enjoy more independent films, and enjoyed this one in particular.

I had to chuckle about the whole spoiler thing because the base plot is as predictable as it gets, but it is still a pleasure watching it unfold.

The acting is particularly good at many levels. I planned to name the actors, reference what I had seen them in before and then say why I liked them in this, but I will spare you my digressive drivel. Hell the actors are listed above and links to all they have done.

I would say try it whether you are an Indy fan or not. It is time spent well spent.


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