Corrina, Corrina

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In this comedy-drama set in the late 1950s, Manny Singer Ray Liotta is a songwriter who makes his living penning jingles for radio and television commercials. Manny's wife has recently died, leaving him an emotionally broken man; Manny buries himself in his work rather than deal with his grief. His young daughter Molly Tina Majorino is taking it even harder; since her mother's passing, Molly has refused to speak. Manny realizes that he needs help taking care of the house and looking after Molly, so he places an ...
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In this comedy-drama set in the late 1950s, Manny Singer Ray Liotta is a songwriter who makes his living penning jingles for radio and television commercials. Manny's wife has recently died, leaving him an emotionally broken man; Manny buries himself in his work rather than deal with his grief. His young daughter Molly Tina Majorino is taking it even harder; since her mother's passing, Molly has refused to speak. Manny realizes that he needs help taking care of the house and looking after Molly, so he places an ad looking for a maid who can double as a nanny. After a long series of unsuitable applicants, Manny meets Corrina Washington Whoopi Goldberg, who isn't much on cooking, cleaning, or domestic chores -- but who strikes an immediate chord with Molly. Corrina gets the job, and her vivacious, unconventional personality brings the joy of living back to the Singer home. A romance also begins to bloom between Manny and Corrina, though Manny quickly discovers that being in an interracial relationship in 1959 is not always easy or pleasant. Joan Cusack and Don Ameche highlight the supporting cast.
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All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Jessie Nelson's Corrina, Corrina takes such potentially touchy topics as race relations and the grieving process of a young girl who has lost her mother, and fashions a friendly, feel-good love story. The soft-peddled script would make the movie nearly unbearable if not for the skill of Ray Liotta, Whoopi Goldberg, and especially Tina Majorino, who has been given the cute moppet role but is doing her best to play the initially mute child as a real human. Liotta writes jingles while Goldberg dreams of writing liner notes for jazz albums. This connection leads to some excellent uses of the late-'50s setting, and allows just enough ground for their relationship to feel like it is based on something other than plot necessities. But like her later film I Am Sam, Nelson avoids confronting the messiest aspects of the lives of her characters. Corrina, Corrina could have been a sharply observed period piece and character study (the actors certainly seemed up for the task), but settles instead for mushy feel-good sentiment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/8/1996
  • UPC: 794043401336
  • Original Release: 1994
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  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Whoopi Goldberg Corrina Washington
Ray Liotta Manny Singer
Tina Majorino Molly Singer
Wendy Crewson Jenny Davis
Larry Miller Sid
Erica Yohn Grandma Eva
Don Ameche Grandpa Harry
Jenifer Lewis Jevina
Joan Cusack Jonesy
Harold Sylvester Frank
Steven Williams Anthony T. Williams
Patrika Darbo Wilma
Lucy Webb Shirl
Courtland Mead Howard
Asher Metchik Lewis
Mary Gail Artz
Barbara Cohen
Cathy Moriarty
Noreen Hennesey High Heels
June C. Ellis Miss O'Herlihy
Mimi Lieber Rita Lang
Karen Leigh Hopkins Liala Sheffield
Lin Shaye Repeat Nanny
Pearl Huang Mrs Wang
Marcus Toji Tommy
Louis Mustillo Joe Allechinetti
Don Pugsley Delivery Man
Sean Moran Delivery Man
Lynette Walden Annie
Brent Spiner Brent Witherspoon
Bryan Gordon Business Associate
Curtis Williams Percy
Sue Carlton Mrs Werner
Maud Winchester Mrs Rodgers
K.T. Stevens Mrs Morgan
Technical Credits
Jessie Nelson Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Mary Gail Artz Casting
Louisa Bonnie Set Decoration/Design
Lou Carlucci Special Effects
Phillip Christon Asst. Director
Rick Cox Score Composer
Joseph Fineman Associate Producer
Lauren M. Gabor Set Decoration/Design
Bernie Goldmann Executive Producer
John Hayles Costumes/Costume Designer
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Jenning Screenwriter
David Kelson Sound Mixer
Dina Lipton Art Director
Paula Mazur Producer
Eric McLeod Producer, Production Designer
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Jeannine Oppewall Production Designer
Lee Percy Editor
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
Steve Tisch Producer
Ruth Vitale Executive Producer
Wayne Wahrman Editor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent family movie

    This movie is wonderful for the family. The story's plot involves situations with family members dealing with death, allowing new people to enter into your life to help the healing process, and the stressed involved with being a widow. The movies also spreads realistic light on the idea of being in a interracial relationship in the fifties.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE BECAUSE ONCE YOU SEE, ''CORRINA CORRINA'', IT WILL BE YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE!

    This is a great movie. It will touch your heart and give you some laughs! You have to love this movie. The actors and actresses are all great! You can't get more realistic than this. Instead of giving you a brief summary of this movie I am just gonna let you go ahead watch it for yourself! A movie that you can't see just one time!

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