Georgia (1995)

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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 lack technical skill. Her repeated career failures drive her further into addiction, sending her life into a downward spiral. Ultimately, she is forced to seek help from her sister Georgia (Mare Winningham), who is everything Sadie is not: married, financially secure, and blessed with a smooth voice that has won her popular success. A clash of seemingly opposite personalities follows, as Georgia attempts to help Sadie without becoming damaged herself.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
LionsGate Entertainment

Cast

Ted Levine
as Jake
John Doe
as Bobby
Jason Carter
as Chasman
Tom Bower
as Erwin Flood
Smokey Hormel
as Leland
Jimmy Z.
as Clay
Jamian Briar
as Andrew
Nicole Donahoo
as Young Sadie
Aisleagh Jackson
as Young Georgia
Coleen O'Hara
as Ticket Agent
Bruce Wirth
as Dan Ferguson
Thomas Kuhn
as Bartender at Larry's
Bill Johns
as Promoter
Mina Badie
as Girl with Bobby
Chris Carlson
as Reporters at Larry's
Shawn Cox
as 17-Year-Old Boy
Stephanie Shine
as Nurse No. 2
Jay Keye
as Gate Agent
Jo Miller
as Herself
Gary Lanz
as Backupsinger
C.W. Huston
as Drunk in Crowd
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Critic Reviews for Georgia

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7)

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

Full Review… | December 26, 2010
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.

Full Review… | October 21, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Georgia

½

In the same vein as The Rose, Georgia is a great rock star movie with a wonderful performance from Jennifer Jason Leigh. She is so raw in this movie when it comes to not only her musical performances but her emotional roller coster as well. Mare Winningham is also great in her Oscar nominated performance. Great screenplay an awesome soundtrack

Kyle Bailey
Kyle Bailey
½

An intense study of sibling rivalry set in the Seattle music world, Georgia excels at the expression of painfully unresolvable family conflicts.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo
½

Great performance by Jennifer Jason Leigh makes this well worth your time.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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