This non-formula drama tells the story of a likable, substance-abusing, unsuccessful singer and her relationship with her older sister, who coolly balances family demands with a flourishing singing career. Performances of rock and folk music are seamlessly integrated into the narrative as the emotional tale of the Seattle-based sisters unfolds.
as Erwin Flood
as Young Sadie
as Young Georgia
as Ticket Agent
as Dan Ferguson
as Bartender at Larry's
as Girl with Bobby
as Reporters at Larry's
as 17-Year-Old Boy
as Nurse No. 2
as Gate Agent
as Drunk in Crowd
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.Login
Critic Reviews for Georgia
Might be my favorite example of a movie that compels you toward binaristic assumptions but keeps outwitting them, with its immersed conviction in the palpable, sonic, psychological, atmospheric world that it inhabits and constructs.
An intense study of sibling rivalry set in the Seattle music world, Georgia excels at the expression of painfully unresolvable family conflicts.
In Grosbard's study of siblings rivalry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, as the more aggressive but less talented sister, again shows why she's the most brilliant actress of her generation.
Jennifer Jason Leigh's performance as the sister who lives for her turn in the spotlight electrifies this look at two very different siblings.
A raw, heartfelt, sometimes painful showcase for Jennifer Jason Leigh's undeniable talent.
Examines the life and struggles of a mediocre rock singer whose high aspirations cause her needless pain.
not always on the mark, but certainly challenging
Georgia is not a simply plotted movie about descent and recovery, but a complex, deeply knowledgeable story about how alcoholism and mental illness really are family diseases.
A painful though sadly humorous portrait of sisterhood deftly written by Leigh's mom, Barbara Turner, and directed with just-right spareness by Ula Grosbard.
Unless you're just dying to hear Velvet Underground tunes played (badly) at bar mitzvahs, I'd recommend keeping this Georgia off your mind.
Audience Reviews for Georgia
Discuss Georgia on our Movie forum!