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The Amati Girls (2000)

PG | | Drama | 9 January 2001 (USA)
While trying to help their widowed mother cope, each of four sisters begins to understand what is missing in their own lives and relationships, and the lessons they learn affect the entire family.

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Anne De Salvo

Writer:

Anne De Salvo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cloris Leachman ... Dolly Amati
Mercedes Ruehl ... Grace
Dinah Manoff ... Denise
Sean Young ... Christine
Lily Knight Lily Knight ... Dolores
Lee Grant ... Aunt Spendora
Edith Fields ... Aunt Loretta
Cassie Cole Cassie Cole ... Carla
Marissa Leigh Marissa Leigh ... Laura
Sam McMurray ... Brian
Joe Greco Joe Greco ... Uncle Frankie
Matt Winston ... Johnny Barlotta
Gary Hershberger ... Kevin
Anne De Salvo ... Cathy
Sal Viscuso ... Father Dedice
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Storyline

While trying to help their widowed mother cope, each of four sisters begins to understand what is missing in their own lives and relationships, and the lessons they learn affect the entire family.

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Four sisters who disagree about everything... except what matters most. Family.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and brief sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Providence Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amati Girls - Ein Strauß Schwestern See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,902, 21 January 2001

Gross USA:

$49,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,136
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kathleen Turner was initially cast as the lead. See more »


Soundtracks

Brahms Variations On A Theme by Händel
Written by Johannes Brahms (uncredited)
Performed by Frank Salerno
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Can Scarcely Imagine a Better Movie Than This
11 October 2002 | by poliglotSee all my reviews

Can Scarcely Imagine a Better Movie Than This

Hey, before you all go "Chick Flick" on me. I am a very Large Strong & Masculine, Macho Man, who happens to think this was one of the better movies of the last 20 years.

The acting was Superb and the Story was Marvelous. This is wonderful medicine for the heart and soul. The Acting could not have been better nor the movie better cast.

I have known for a Good while that Mercedes Ruehl, along with Holly Hunter, Joan Plowright, Dame Edith Evans, Sissy Spacek, Judi Dench is among the greatest actresses ever to appear on film. And of course Cloris Leachman (also in this film) in my view may in fact exceed them all in the shear magnum of her talent and varied roles she has appeared in over the years.. At any rate this was an Amazing cast. This film was like a book that you cannot lay down, and when you have reached the last page wish for more...still more. I cannot for the life of me understand why this film here on the IMDb only rates a 3.9

That rating here is utterly Amazing to me. Or perhaps not. Perhaps in fact I do understand it ever so well and that is what makes me really sad. It makes me ever so sad that films like "American Beauty" "Leaving Las Vegas" "Sexy Beast" and "Fight Club" ratings skyrocket off the charts in popularity when they in fact at least in this viewers opinion should have received an "R" rating...R that is for "Rubbish". Hey o.k., I realize there are a lot of different stories in this world for a lot of different audiences, but it is a sad commentary when this lovely, powerful...extraordinarily, Directed, Acted, and written film seems to be over looked.

It obviously was at the Academy Awards as well....How Sad. And How predictable. My summation is that if you want to see a powerful, Happy, Sad, beautiful story? watch ......preferably own this film...


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