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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 overview, first billed only:
... Carolina
... Grandma Mirabeau
... Albert Morris
... Ted Mirabeau
... Heath Pierson
... Georgia Mirabeau
... Maine Mirabeau
... Aunt Marilyn
... Chuck McBride
... Ernie the Cook
... Debbie
... Young Carolina
... Young Georgia
... Susan the Waitress
... John
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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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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »
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29 April 2004 (Germany)  »

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Carolina Torn Asunder  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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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 Shirley MacLaine arrives for Christmas dinner with a turkey, you can see an height-adjustable platform (a piece of plywood with an adjustable knob underneath) with the turkey on it. She has her hands on the platter as if she's carrying it, but the turkey is clearly resting on this platform. See more »

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Grandma Mirabeau: [to young girls Georgia and Carolina] Go ahead. Kill each other. Don't worry about the mess. I'll hose it down when the killing's over.
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Features Fear in the Night (1947) See more »

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Flipping aimless through TV channels..Saw Julia Stiles...Sat back and watched the rest.
24 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Julia's face is what caught my eye and halted my aimlessly flipping through the TV channel with the remote. But it's the story line and characters that kept my interest going to the end even though I had missed the first third of the movie. I loved Shirley as the witty Grandma character. She does the part well, having seen her play similar role in "In her shoes" where she put on a great performance.

Liked the movie enough to look for the DVD if price is right and add it to my collection. Would actually rate it as 7.5, but because I found the 6.2 avg as under-rated, I rounded up.

It's a story about people, craziness, and the bond between family and friends. Didn't need the Kleenex box on this one. If you liked "In Her Shoes", you'll probably like "Carolina" too.


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