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Cookie's Fortune

PG-13| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
After learning that her aunt, an elderly Mississippi widow (Patricia Neal), has taken her own life, Camille (Glenn Close) hatches an unusual postmortem plan. With her sister (Julianne Moore) in tow, Camille hides evidence that points to suicide, deciding instead to make the death look like a murder. Her scheme, fueled by vanity and greed, is not victimless, as it appears that a local handyman (Charles S. Dutton) might take the fall for a crime that never occurred.

Cast: Glenn Close , Julianne Moore , Liv Tyler , Chris O'Donnell , Charles S. Dutton , Patricia Neal , Ned Beatty , Courtney B. Vance

Director: Robert Altman

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Primer Plano Film Group S.A., Argentina Video Home, Budapest Film Rt., Bac Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cookie's Fortune (1999)

Release Date: April 2nd, 1999|1 hr. 58 min.

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  • Altman clarifies a convoluted plot with a magician's ease, creates an atmosphere that brims with the pleasures of the unexpected and explores character nuances. show more

  • Altman has delivered a lot of surprises in his long directing career, and his new comedy, Cookie's Fortune, is one of the most refreshing -- not because it's so good, but because it's so sweet and affectionate. show more

  • Has no ragged edges or bothersome detours, and flows from surprise to delight. At the end, when just desserts are handed out, it arrives at a kind of perfection. show more

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