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Carla Tate (Juliette Lewis) has never been like her sisters. Sent at a young age to a school for children with intellectual impairments, a maturing Carla returns to her family home in San Francisco. Her overbearing mother, Elizabeth (Diane Keaton), and patient father, Radley (Tom Skerritt), struggle to come to terms with Carla's growing independence as she embarks on her dream of attending college and pursues a romance with Danny (Giovanni Ribisi), a young man with a similar disability.

Cast & Crew

Diane Keaton
Elizabeth Tate
Tom Skerritt
Radley Tate
Giovanni Ribisi
Daniel McMann
Poppy Montgomery
Caroline Tate
Sarah Paulson
Heather Tate
Juliet Mills
Winnie the Maid
Héctor Elizondo
Ernie the Manservant
Alexander Rose
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Blair Richwood
Writer (Story)
Garry Marshall
Writer (Story)
Bob Brunner
Writer (Story)
Garry Marshall
Screenwriter
Bob Brunner
Screenwriter
David Hoberman
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Critic Reviews for The Other Sister

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  • Jan 11, 2012
    Good acting and even entretaining, but The Other Sister present a strong sentimentalism and an embarrassing way to use the mental problems as a good plot.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 15, 2011
    One of the most pleasant movies made about the mentally retarded people. It had that 'celebration of life' kind of feeling to it. Every time I hear 'Animal Song' this movie just pops into my head. The video of the song was a perfect testimonial to this movie.
    Sajin P Super Reviewer
  • May 15, 2010
    This was a very touching story about a mentally retarded girl who wants to grow up to live a life like any other normal girl. Her mother is very protective and doesn't believe that her daughter can make it on her own but she keeps on proving her wrong. She gets to move to her own apartment, gets a boyfriend and begins going to college against all odds.The actors were great and made this movie very believeable and sweet. I really loved this movie and wouldn't hesitate to watch it again. Superb.
    Naughtia N Super Reviewer
  • Jan 03, 2009
    This movie was really cute. It made me sad to see how people treat those who are mentally challenged.
    Erin C Super Reviewer

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