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Georgia (1995)

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86

Average Rating: 7.7/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 1

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An unflinching drama of frustrated ambition and troubled siblings, Georgia examines the relationship between a self-destructive, would-be rock singer and her sister, a successful folk musician. Sadie (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is the younger, more troubled sister, a wild child with a taste for reckless behavior, from her dangerous romances to her attachments to drugs and alcohol. Hopping between low-rent clubs, Sadie struggles to make it from gig to gig, delivering rawly emotional performances that

Feb 15, 2000

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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (5) | DVD (1)

A nearly perfect movie about a nearly total screw-up.

December 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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An intense study of sibling rivalry set in the Seattle music world, Georgia excels at the expression of painfully unresolvable family conflicts.

October 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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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.

January 1, 2000
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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.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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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.

August 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks
Nick's Flick Picks

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.

May 6, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Jennifer Jason Leigh's performance as the sister who lives for her turn in the spotlight electrifies this look at two very different siblings.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly
Palo Alto Weekly

A raw, heartfelt, sometimes painful showcase for Jennifer Jason Leigh's undeniable talent.

March 18, 2003
Flipside Movie Emporium

Examines the life and struggles of a mediocre rock singer whose high aspirations cause her needless pain.

August 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

not always on the mark, but certainly challenging

July 29, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Georgia has its weaknesses, but acting is not one of them.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Leigh's performance is riveting.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Unless you're just dying to hear Velvet Underground tunes played (badly) at bar mitzvahs, I'd recommend keeping this Georgia off your mind.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Georgia

Great performance by Jennifer Jason Leigh makes this well worth your time.
July 2, 2008
threefolddado

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a great film.
December 12, 2007
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