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Carolina (2003)

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

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Marleen Gorris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Stiles ... Carolina
Shirley MacLaine ... Grandma Mirabeau
Alessandro Nivola ... Albert Morris
Randy Quaid ... Ted Mirabeau
Edward Atterton ... Heath Pierson
Azura Skye ... Georgia Mirabeau
Mika Boorem ... Maine Mirabeau
Jennifer Coolidge ... Aunt Marilyn
Alan Thicke ... Chuck McBride
John Capodice ... Ernie the Cook
Lisa Sheridan ... Debbie
Ambyr Childers ... Young Carolina
Daveigh Chase ... Young Georgia
Lauri Johnson ... Susan the Waitress
Michael Panes ... John
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Storyline

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, confidant 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Filmax [Spain]

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Carolina Torn Asunder See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$308,641
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kathy Bates was originally considered for the role of Grandma Mirabeau, later given to Shirley MacLaine. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Carolina is on her way to Albert's apartment you can see her car parked front-faced on the parking space, when she is preparing the car for leaving, it is parked rear-faced. See more »

Quotes

Carolina Mirabeau: Who wants to say grace?
Albert Morris: I do.
Grandma Mirabeau: Oh, Albert, I love you like a son, honey. But you Jewish people, you can't go and kill Christ and expect to have a sit down conversation with him later.
Albert Morris: Fine. He's all yours. I'll chat with him over dessert.
[Everybody laughs]
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Connections

References 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

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Just the Movie I Needed to See
17 June 2005 | by kfxstonSee all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie but rented it because I thought the description sounded interesting. My husband and I loved it so much that we ended up watching it three times before returning the movie. I haven't usually been a fan of Julia Stiles' but I did very much enjoy her acting in this movie and I also thought Shirley McLean and Jennifer Coolidge were great. Whoever was in charge of casting really knew how to do their job well. I have decided to buy the DVD if I can find it. I do have a question that I hope someone might be able to answer. In the movie, there is a little dog with cute black ears that belongs to Shirley McLean's character. Does anyone know what breed this dog is? I would really appreciate knowing what kind of dog this is as we would love to buy one just like it.


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