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Big Stone Gap (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 May 2016 (Spain)
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In a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, self-proclaimed spinster Ave Maria Mulligan finds her life shaken up and forever changed after learning a long-buried family secret.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack MacChesney
... Ave Maria Mulligan
... Fleeta Mullins
... Nan MacChesney
... Fiammetta Mulligan
... Theodore Tipton
... Tayloe Slagle
... Pearl Grimes
... Iva Lou Wade
... Spec Broadwater
... Sweet Sue Tinsley
John S. Rausch ... Father John (as Fr. John S. Rausch GLMY)
James Edward Mitchell Jr. ... Bobby Dinsmore
... Alice Lambert
Terry Kilgore ... Delegate Terry Kilgore (as Delegate Terry Kilgore)


Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a "mountain girl's body and a flat behind." She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she's not who she always thought she was. Before she can blink, Ave's fielding marriage proposals, fighting off greedy family members, organizing a celebration for visiting celebrities, and planning the trip of a lifetime-a trip that could change her view of the world and her own place in it forever. Written by Anonymous

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Small town. Big heart.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for brief suggestive material


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Release Date:

20 May 2016 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

A Eterna Namorada  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,595, 30 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,009,301, 24 December 2015
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


A home used in the film is Tim Kaine's (2016 VP nominee) family home.

A home used in the film is former Virginia Governor Linwood Holton's family home. See more »


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Performed by Ralph Stanley, 1974
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Available on: REB-CD-7520 Ralph Stanley "Old Time Pickin': A Clawhammer Banjo Collection"
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Ashley Judd miscast
17 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

A nice, easy going story with a bit of a 'feel good' factor. However, Ashley Judd looked too old to play a 40 yr old. This was actually very distracting as she looked more like 50. Surely they could've found another actress nearer 40 who could've played this role?

Patrick Wilson was excellent as always and perfectly cast in his role.

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