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Miss Firecracker (1989)

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A hot tamale tries to throw off a different sort of heat in this comedy of small-town manners. Carnelle Scott (Holly Hunter) is best-known in her hometown of Yazoo City, MS, for her unrepentant promiscuity. An orphan taken in by her genteel relatives, she idolizes her older cousin, Elain Rutledge (Mary Streenburgen), a former Fourth of July "Miss Firecracker" contest winner who is taking time out from her life as a pampered wife in Atlanta to give a speech on "My Life as a Beauty" at this year's

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Drama, Comedy

May 25, 2004

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Warmly human film based on Beth Henley's 1984 play. It will appeal to those who long for liberation from bad dreams and yearn for a place where they can be accepted for who they are.

July 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Hunter is great, but the story works better on stage

July 15, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

A neglected gem with sensational performances by everyone, especially Steenburgen and Woodard.

April 3, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Miss Firecracker

Whiny and annoying
September 11, 2013
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Two big names, Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins, unfortunately do not save this boring piece of lackluster storytelling (based on a play), except perhaps Tim Robbin's character defending his sister's honor at the judging pageant towards the end.
April 17, 2012
Max Gilbert

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Nice slice of Americana.
July 1, 2008
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