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Waltzing Anna (2006)

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A doctor learns there's more to his profession than making money in this comedy-drama. Charlie Keegan (Robert Capelli Jr.) is a physician who has built up a lucrative practice by caring more about profits and working the loopholes of medical insurance claims than looking after the needs of his patients. While Keegan's scams allow him to live high for a while, eventually his misdeeds catch up with him, and when he's found guilty of insurance fraud, as part of his sentence he's ordered to spend six months doing volunteer work at Shady Pines, an nursing home for the elderly that has seen better days. With the help of Jill (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a pretty and compassionate nurse who works at the home, Keegan makes friends with his often eccentric patients and learns to deal with the other members of the staff and their many problems. In time, Keegan finds himself looking at the Shady Pines residents as people rather than clients, and gains a new perspective on himself and his career; he also finds himself falling in love with the idealistic Jill. Also starring Pat Hingle, Betsy Palmer, Paige Turco, and Artie Lange, Waltzing Anna was the first directorial effort from the team of Doug Bollinger and Bx Giongrete.
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PG-13 (for some crude humor and drug material.)
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Comedy
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Cast

Robert Capelli Jr.
as Dr. Charlie Keegan
Emmanuelle Chriqui
as Nurse Jill
Pat Hingle
as Mo Kegley
Betsy Palmer
as Anna Rhoades
Grant Shaud
as J.D. Reno
Paige Turco
as Barbara Rhoades
Artie Lange
as Jacob Kline
Marilyn Chris
as Mrs. Chadwick
Ed Jewett
as Frank Lombardi
Jason Kravits
as Dr. Meyer
Adam LeFevre
as Dr. Conley
Marcella Lowery
as Nurse Hardaway
Mackenzie Milone
as Abigail Rhoades
Gordana Rashovich
as Nurse Potter
Casey Siemaszko
as Dr. Jeffrey Webb
Shelby Young
as Catherine Rhoades
J. Eddie Peck
as Dean Van Patton
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Critic Reviews for Waltzing Anna

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Excruciating as it is well meaning, Doug Bollinger's Waltzing Anna is a vanity production that turns serious issues about the aging into a schmaltzy dramatic comedy.

August 12, 2006
New York Post
Top Critic

Given the dismal reception that greeted their last comedy, Mail Order Bride, you'd think filmmakers Doug Bollinger and Robert Capelli Jr. would have considered alternate career choices.

Full Review… | August 12, 2006
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The filmmakers care; the actors try; the closing dedication is heartfelt and sweet. The movie, sadly, is an IV drip of artery-clogging Lifetime movie-of-the-week goo.

August 8, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

Cowriters Bollinger and Capelli may have sincere intentions, but they're too immature and unpolished to pull off what they're attempting.

December 6, 2006
Los Angeles CityBeat

If this were a well-made film with particularly astounding acting, it might be easier to overlook the predictability of the plot. The script, unfortunately, is actually the least of Waltzing Anna's problems.

Full Review… | August 24, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Waltzing Anna

If you can get past the way this movie looks (1980's quality) and get to the heart warming story than you can enjoy it.

Alfredo  Gonzalez
Alfredo Gonzalez

Liked this movie and thought it was very sweet. If you don't like sweet, this is not for you. All actors were well cast and had good chemistry. This is a same old/same old story but well done. Capelli was sort of hot in this film. He would be terrific in a well-made 30s movie remake of any kind. He has the look and the swagger for it.

Barbara Collins
Barbara Collins
½

Well meaning but over sentimental. The acting ranges from decent to poor. Fair screenplay and score. It's okay, but it doesn't stand out in any way.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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