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Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: February 15th, 2000

R|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
Georgia Flood (Mare Winningham) is a well-to-do folk-singer with a stable family and a loving husband. Her younger sister, Sadie (Jennifer Jason Leigh), is the lead singer in a rowdy punk-rock band. Living in Georgia's shadow causes Sadie to become obsessed with her, and she tries everything she can to live up to her big sister's achievements. Unfortunately it is this very obsession --coupled with her self-destructive tendencies and rampant drug abuse-- that keep her spiraling down the drain.

Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mare Winningham, Ted Levine, Max Perlich, John Doe, John C. Reilly, Jimmy Witherspoon

Director: Ulu Grosbard

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miramax Films

Keywords: Rivalry, Mother, Underdog, Sister, Bar

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Georgia, written with rare honesty and economy by Leigh's mother, Barbara Turner, and very sensitively directed by Ulu Grosbard, is a tough-minded look at show business and families. [10 Jan 1996]

  • A complex, deeply knowledgeable story about a truly lost soul and her downward spiral. show more

  • It's one of the great sister movies and one of the great performance movies. [26 Jan 1996]

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role