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Georgia, Ulu Grosbard's intimate portrait of a troubled singer, comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles on this release. There are no supplemental materials on this disc, but the film's high points, the stunning performances by Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mare Winningham (who received an ...
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Georgia, Ulu Grosbard's intimate portrait of a troubled singer, comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles on this release. There are no supplemental materials on this disc, but the film's high points, the stunning performances by Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mare Winningham (who received an Oscar nomination for her work), lose not an ounce of power when viewed on the small screen.
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Special Features

French language track; 2.0 Dolby Surround; Widescreen [1.85:1]
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Difficult to watch and hard to look away from, this emotional traffic wreck of a movie divided viewers and critics and failed to earn a popular audience despite an Oscar nod for Mare Winningham in the title role. Some felt Jennifer Jason Leigh's performance too mannered, but even her detractors have to admit that the actress is fearless. Whether high on smack, sullenly mooching off her family, or ruining a bar mitzvah with her raspy yelping, Leigh's Sadie lurches through life, a black hole of need, determined to become the one thing her lack of ability won't let her. Plenty of the actress's scenes are nakedly painful to watch, but the most harrowing is the sequence in which she takes the stage to croak a Van Morrison classic triumphantly and interminably, unaware of her own talentlessness and of the burning eyes of the sister she's embarrassing. Georgia herself is a serene, satisfied mother and wife, proficient and popular, but lacking in passion. Winningham's performance is therefore more measured, less showy than Leigh's, but it's just as impressive for its restraint and range. A who's who of indie talent, including Max Perlich and John C. Reilly, fleshes out the first-rate cast. But the entire effort hinges on the screenplay, written by Leigh's mother, Barbara Turner. Deliberate and disturbing, it's a powerful examination of oft-neglected grown-up sibling dynamics. Director Ulu Grosbard presents the story simply, but that's all he needs to do, and for those who can stomach the emotional carnage, the film's an engrossing success.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2000
  • UPC: 717951003362
  • Original Release: 1995
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  • Source: Miramax
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:58:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Jason Leigh Sadie
Mare Winningham Georgia
Ted Levine Jake
Max Perlich Axel
John Doe
John C. Reilly Herman
Jason Carter Chasman
Jimmy Witherspoon Trucker
Technical Credits
Ulu Grosbard Director, Producer
Peter K. Anderson Camera Operator
Ben Barenholtz Executive Producer
Lester Cohen Production Designer
Don Dumas Special Effects
Ed Ewing Camera Operator
David Frederick Camera Operator
Lulu Gargiulio Camera Operator
Norman Gimbel Score Composer
Craig Huston Asst. Director
Jan Kiesser Cinematographer
Elizabeth Kling Editor
Jennifer Jason Leigh Producer
Carol Oditz Costumes/Costume Designer
Jodi Rothfield Casting
Renee Rousselot Casting
Katie Ryan Casting
Crista Schneider Set Decoration/Design
Steven Soles Score Composer, Songwriter
Micheline Trepanier Makeup
Rondi Tucker Art Director
Barbara Turner Producer, Screenwriter
Mark Weingarten Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Credits [5:37]
2. The Concert [5:37]
3. Breakfast at the Farmhouse [:19]
4. Tense Conversation [9:11]
5. Singing With Bobby [4:54]
6. Special Delivery [4:40]
7. "Havah Nagilah" [7:41]
8. True Confessions [3:29]
9. Dinner With Dad [10:32]
10. Sister Gig [3:33]
11. Too High [2:38]
12. Axel Asks for Help [5:32]
13. Georgia's Favor [8:09]
14. Sadie's New Gig [3:54]
15. Axel's Exit [14:07]
16. A Bad Trip [1:14]
17. Detoxing [5:16]
18. Back on the Farm [4:54]
19. No More Hard Times [8:05]
20. End Credits [8:05]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Set Up
      Spoken Languages
      Captions
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         None
   Film Recommendations
   Play
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