• The Amati Girls (2001)

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Release Date: January 19th, 2001

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2002

PG|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
A warm, emotional story centered around four sisters and the relationship they share with their recently widowed mother. While trying to help her cope, each of the sisters begins to understand what is missing in their own lives and relationships, and the lessons they learn affect the entire family. Through good times and bad, the sisters come to rely upon each other as never before. And when tragedy strikes, the family members turn to each other for comfort and support.

Cast: Mercedes Ruehl, Paul Sorvino, Cloris Leachman, Sean Young, Dinah Manoff, Lily Knight, Mark Harmon, Jamey Sheridan

Director: Anne De Salvo

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Triple Axel Productions, Heritage Group, Tricor Entertainment, Fox Family Channel, Providence Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox, Providence Entertainment

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  • Annie DeSalvo, a first-time director and screenwriter, can't escape the made-for-TV feel but does manage to give her cast, mostly once-big names fallen from grace and popularity, flashes of humanity between lessons about various saints and sermons disguised as dialogue.

  • Rather like listening to Vladimir Horowitz play "Chopsticks."

  • The movie is as schmaltzy as I'd feared, and yet De Salvo does elicit some nice performances from her ensemble cast. show more

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