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Carolina (2003)

A young woman escapes her wildly eccentric family in search for a life of normalcy.

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Albert Morris
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Theodore 'Ted' Mirabeau
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Georgia Mirabeau
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Maine Mirabeau
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Aunt Marilyn
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Chuck McBride - Perfect Date Host
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Ernie the Cook
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Debbie
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Young Carolina
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Young Georgia
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Susan the Waitress
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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, confident 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 granddaughter in labor] Now, you breathe deep and you push hard. You push and you push. You push harder, harder, harder, harder, or I will go down there and get a plunger and SUCK that baby out of you!
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References 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

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Strong acting and memorable lines
18 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has been a long time coming. After waiting a year for Miramax to release it in the US, I picked up the DVD via Canada. Although not perfect, it was sweet and very well acted. Ms. Stiles continues her skill of creating a new personality for each of her screen appearances, and she has NEVER looked better. Her range is amazing. She once again delivers a very powerful performance. In fact, all of the actors were impressive. Shirley MacLaine's role is more than a cameo, and she delivers. Randy Quaid was a pleasant surprise. In a role where he could easily have gone over the top; he didn't. Azura Skye did a great job and had several very memorable moments. I look forward to seeing her again. The child actress chosen to play the young Carolina is an uncanny young version of Ms. Stiles. Along with the acting, the dialog was consistently smart and sharp. Miramax should release and promote this film for no other reason than it contains some of the all-time great movie lines. Not every aspect or scene worked for me, but most did. I enjoyed and recommend it.


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