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The Other Sister (1999)

A mentally challenged young woman seeks independence by obtaining her own apartment and attending college while her family plans her sister's wedding.

Director:

Garry Marshall

Writers:

Alexandra Rose (story), Blair Richwood (story) | 4 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliette Lewis ... Carla Tate
Diane Keaton ... Elizabeth Tate
Tom Skerritt ... Radley Tate
Giovanni Ribisi ... Danny
Poppy Montgomery ... Caroline Tate
Sarah Paulson ... Heather Tate
Linda Thorson ... Drew
Joe Flanigan ... Jeff
Juliet Mills ... Winnie
Tracy Reiner ... Michelle
Hope Alexander-Willis ... Marge
Harvey Miller Harvey Miller ... Dr. Johnson
Hector Elizondo ... Ernie
Almayvonne ... Rachel - Tech School (as Alma Yvonne)
Marvin Braverman Marvin Braverman ... Uncle Sam Teacher - Tech School
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Storyline

When Carla Tate, now a young woman, is 'graduated' out of the training school where she has resided for many years because she is mentally challenged, her hope is that she will be accepted for all that she can now do for herself. But Carla's family is wealthy which permits her mother, already blinded to her daughter's rather high-functioning abilities, to try and provide for Carla beyond her needs or desires, bringing forth the inevitable confrontations... for what Carla may lack in mental ability she certainly makes up for in her insistence on being independent, even to living in her own apartment. But if this isn't enough, into the mix comes a young man, equally challenged mentally, who moves Carla beyond anyone's control... Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A love story for the romantically challenged. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving sex related material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Other Sister See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,624,445, 28 February 1999

Gross USA:

$27,807,627

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,807,627
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Before starring in this film, both Juliette Lewis and Giovanni Ribisi made guest appearances on The Wonder Years (1988-1993). Lewis guest starred as Wayne's girlfriend Delores and Ribisi as one of Kevin's buddies Jeff. See more »

Goofs

The first time Carla goes to Daniel's apartment and Ernie hands him the check from his father, the check disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Carla Tate: Have you ever done it before?
Daniel McMann: Well, yeah, kind of. You see the guys at work, they chipped in and they found this girl and she had a reputation. There was a lot of kissing and hugging and a lot of rubbing, and I kind of finished before I was supposed to. You have to be a guy to understand that.
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Connections

Featured in Savage Garden: The Animal Song (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum
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Arranged by Sidney James
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A feel good film, which I couldn't help but enjoy...
21 February 1999 | by rickr-3See all my reviews

I just saw an advance preview screening of this film and must say I really enjoyed it. It is one of those films that critics will say is too much like a tv movie or sitcom material...but you can't help but fall in love with the characters and care about the situations they are put in. The performances are all around sincere and thoughtful. Regardless of what the critics might say...I felt that this movie truly took me into the lives of these people and made me feel for them, and that is what I go to the movies for...


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