Georgia (Widescreen)

Starring: Mare Winningham & Jennifer Jason Leigh Director: Ulu Grosbard  Rated: R: Restricted
Rating 4.0
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Miramax Lionsgate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 11/30/1995
"...Jennifer Jason Leigh gives the performance of her career....GEORGIA is Leigh's high-wire act, and her fierce, funny, exasperating and deeply affecting portrayal commands attention..."
USA Today - 12/08/1995
"...GEORGIA is a small gift to treasure..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 07/26/1996
"...Captures with remarkable aptitude the state of being chronically messed up....A lot of soul." -- Rating: B+
Variety - 05/22/1995
"...An intense study of sibling rivalry....GEORGIA excels at the expression of painfully unresolvable family conflicts....[With] two exceedingly well-written characters, splendidly realized..."
Film Comment - 11/01/1995
"...It stays with you....[The performances] are redemptive barings of a soul in pain, a soul in art..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/08/1995
"...[A] beautifully realistic film....In the American independent arena, it outperforms everything in sight..."

Product Description:

A pair of sisters--one a strung-out, would-be rock star with more drive than talent and the other a wildly successful folk rock singer--struggle with their differences in this well-textured drama. Seattle's music scene provides the setting for the musical performances, all of which were recorded live.

Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:

Georgia
Critics everywhere raved about this motion picture and its outstanding stars, Jennifer Jason Leigh (SINGLE WHITE FEMALE, RUSH) and Academy Award(R)-nominee Mare Winningham. It's the story of two sisters -- one talented, the other passionate -- and the rivalry that binds them together. Sadie (Leigh) is a rebel who aspires to rock stardom while her sister, Georgia (Winningham), is a gifted and already successful musician. Sadie -- unwilling to give up her dreams -- struggles to make a name for herself in the shadow of her talented sister. Acclaimed as one of the year's 10 best films -- you'll find this powerful story of ambition and rock 'n' roll dreams absolutely riveting!

Plot Synopsis:

A tale of intense sibling rivalry between two sisters who are also both singers. Georgia is a happy, popular and successful folk singer, who's self-assured enough to place her husband and kids before her career. In stark contrast, her younger sibling Sadie is an angry, untalented, childish, substance-abusing punk rocker. Sadie is obsessively jealous of her sister's fame and home life, so Georgia wants as little to do with her as humanly possible.
After a particularly horrific falling-out between the sisters, Georgia finally reaches the end of her rope. Now Sadie must find a way to make peace with both herself and her family -- before she completely self-destructs.

Plot Keywords:

Drugs | Family Interaction | Folk Music | Road To Ruin | Rock And Roll | Self-Discovery | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Shown at the New York Film Festival on September 30 and October 1, 1995.
  • Shown at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
  • Color by Technicolor.
  • Screenwriter/producer Barbara Turner is Jennifer Jason Leigh's mother. She wrote the script specifically for her daughter.
  • Released theatrically in New York City and Los Angeles December 8, 1995, wide release in the USA January 1996.
  • The film's music sequences were recorded live, including one in which Jennifer Jason Leigh performs an eight-and-a-half minute version of Van Morrison's 'Take Me Back' (in front of an audience of over 1,000 concert extras) that was shot in two takes.
  • The film won the Best Picture award and Jennifer Jason Leigh won the best actress award at the 1995 Montreal Film Festival.
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh was a runner-up for best actress of 1995 in voting by the National Society of Film Critics and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
  • Mare Winningham won an Independent Spirit Award for best supporting actress.

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