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3.3
106 Ratings

Georgia

Directed by Ulu Grosbard
United States, France, 1995
Drama

Synopsis

Georgia chronicles the rocky relationship between two sisters, one a successful folk singer, the other a drug-addict standing in the shadows of her sister’s fame.

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Georgia Directed by Ulu Grosbard

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1996 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Independent Spirit Awards

1996 | Winner: Best Supporting Female

1996 | 3 nominations including: Best Director

Critics reviews

“You can’t feel what I’m feeling. You aren’t me,” insists Georgia, while her husband tells Georgia that “I don’t think I could ever grasp, I mean not a clue, what it’s like to be your sister.” Grosbard’s film both confirms and denies these statements, showing us exactly what its characters are feeling, vividly demonstrating what it’s like to be Sadie, yet all the while emphasising the impossibility of such a project.
August 14, 2018
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Leigh, working from a screenplay written by her mother (Barbara Turner), invests Sadie with constant, unrelenting fits of physical motion: When she’s not performing or frantically scurrying around a room, she’s curled up on the couch smoking a cigarette and fidgeting with a glass. Leigh’s turn climaxes with a desperate, quivering rendition of Van Morrison’s “Take Me Back”—her arms flying around, her hazel eyes succumbing to tears—that illustrates Sadie in one painful, unforgettable nutshell.
July 06, 2015
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