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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

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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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Fortune is smiling down on veteran filmmaker Robert Altman with Cookie's Fortune. show more

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