Georgia (1995)



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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.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Barbara Turner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 15, 2000
LionsGate Entertainment


as Jake

as Bobby

as Chasman

as Erwin Flood

as Young Sadie

as Young Georgia

as Ticket Agent

as Dan Ferguson

as Bartender at Larry's

as Promoter

as Girl with Bobby

as Reporters at Larry's

as 17-Year-Old Boy

as Nurse No. 2

as Gate Agent

as Herself

as Backupsinger

as Drunk in Crowd
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Critic Reviews for Georgia

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (10)

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

Full Review… | December 27, 2010
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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 22, 2008
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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
USA Today
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Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for Georgia


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

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

a great film.

Leo L

Super Reviewer


Not alot of people have heard of this one either. I caught it just a few years ago on Shotime, or one of those movie channels. The two women in the picture are sisters; 'Georgia' is the one on the right. The one on the left is 'Sadie Flood'. Sadie is big on alcohol, she sings, and she's really cool. Her sister Georgia is more conservative, she sings more like country type music. Sadie ends up with a local band that mostly play Velvet Underground covers at mostly bars, Bar Mitzvahs, and birthday partys. Sadie wants so much to connect with her sister, but her sister is really turned off by Sadie's lifestyle.
"Everything's 'jake', Jake!" "No one sings that song better than my sister... Who? Thank you, Comrade."

Steve Allister Fraiden

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