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Virginia (2010)

R | | Drama | 18 May 2012 (USA)
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A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.

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Dustin Lance Black

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Connelly ... Virginia
Ed Harris ... Richard Tipton
Carrie Preston ... Betty
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Willie
Harrison Gilbertson ... Emmett
Kevin Patrick Brown Kevin Patrick Brown ... Jerry
Tom Van Howe Tom Van Howe ... Sheriff's Patrol Host
Ward Burton Ward Burton ... Ward Burton
Paul Walter Hauser ... Dale
Emma Roberts ... Jessie Tipton
Paul Boocock ... Teacher
Yeardley Smith ... Mrs. Whitaker
Toby Jones ... Max
Michele DeSelms Michele DeSelms ... Local Newscaster
Dennis Rauss Dennis Rauss ... Governor
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Storyline

Virginia is a charming, yet mentally ill mother whose greatest love is her protector and illegitimate son, Emmett. But her longest love belongs to the local-married-Mormon Sheriff, who is running for public office and might very well be Emmett's father. This boardwalk town's well-kept secrets are threatened when Virginia's son begins a romantic relationship with Tipton's daughter. "What's Wrong With Virginia" is a humorous, heartfelt drama that pokes at the American dream as it charges toward a climactic shoot out that begs the question: can a woman like Virginia ever play the part of mom? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The simple life... is rarely simple.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Virdžinija See more »

Filming Locations:

Holland, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,915, 20 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,915, 20 May 2012
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Trivia

An open casting call was held in Holland, Michigan to fill 25 roles with local actors. The crew was expecting a few dozen people to show up, but to their surprise, close too 1000 people lined up to be considered for speaking parts and extras. See more »

Quotes

Virginia: I'll tell you what, Willie. Nobody pissed in my sugar puffs. My morning just sucked balls.
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Soundtracks

Waltz In E, Op. Posth.
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged and Performed by Melanie Hadley
Courtesy of Monkeytown Music
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Get out the hankies boys and girls!
9 September 2012 | by michael-335-141594See all my reviews

Few actors today have the breadth of Jennifer Connelly. She never shirks from difficult roles. From Mullholland Falls to Little Children or The House Of Sand and Fog and now this, she plays her characters convincingly as though she owns them in her heart. She never takes it over the top. Ed Harris' character is a cardboard cop and is well done given the parameters of the role. This movie is a brilliant portrait of a mentally challenged mom trying to make the best in this world for her son. Harrison Gilbertson is very good as her boy. Emma Roberts as his girlfriend does a great job as a dutiful Mormon 16 year old. Amy Madigan is convincing as Ed Harris' wife. See it with an open heart and this movie will transport you. Brilliant.


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