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Not Rated | | Drama | 13 July 2012 (USA)
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Jenny, who has rejected her tumultuous family for a more ordered life, gets a surprise visit from her sister Lucy at a critical time - right at the moment where she's feels ready to commit to her longtime fiancé.

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Nancy Savoca

Writers:

Nancy Savoca (screenplay), Mary Tobler (screenplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mira Sorvino ... Lucy
Michael Sirow ... Jay (voice)
Tammy Blanchard ... Jenny
Murray Murray ... Murray
Mike Doyle ... Bill
Daphne Rubin-Vega ... Sara
Christopher Backus ... Andy
Michael Rispoli ... Nick
Holden Backus Holden Backus ... Mike
Patti LuPone ... Lucia
Mattea Backus Mattea Backus ... Cousin Livvey
Johnny Backus Johnny Backus ... Cousin Drew
Kelly Cinnante Kelly Cinnante ... Maria
April Barton April Barton ... Nicole (salon owner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harper Dill Harper Dill ... Trish
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A reluctant reunion of two estranged sisters. One is on the verge of marriage; the other is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other - and from themselves. Jenny has rejected her tumultuous family and cut off communication, seeking a more ordered life far from her roots in the Bronx. And she's almost ready to commit to her longtime fiancé when her sister Lucy - the personification of all that Jenny has been trying to flee - surprises her at a critical time. Lucy and Jenny's combustible reunion brings both of them to unforeseen places, shattering and reconstructing the worlds they have both carefully constructed. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quando as Coisas Acontecem See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,527, 20 July 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,830, 2 September 2012
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Armian Pictures,Cine-Si See more »
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Character study of grown siblings
26 November 2012 | by smgundlach-1See all my reviews

This film is better than most reviewers give it credit for. I caught it on cable and the synopsis given there was incorrect (about heroine addicts??). As the story unfolds, you see how two sisters have crafted their individual adulthoods according to different patterns -- and how their shared histories will forever keep them connected, whether they like it or not. While the examination of their respective lives and psyche could have shown more depth at times, the slow unraveling and reveal of their childhood seemed very accurate. Some of the peripheral characters (i.e. husband) could have benefited from more dimension, but the story wasn't really about him. This is a subtle film, about complicated relationships -- it doesn't explode, race, or create loud noises, its more tender.


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