Georgia (1995)


(out of 5)

stars in this grungy drama that tries to be so moving and important but is only really annoying. She plays a self-destructive singer who goes through dysfunctional relationships and crummy little performance gigs while her folksinger sister (), with whom she has had much sibling rivalry her whole life, enjoys the limelight of incredible popularity. Leigh’s usual overacting, so necessary to her performance as Dorothy Parker, is a liability here and the film’s worst quality. We’re not given good enough reason for her to be such a loser all the time, forcing the audience to watch someone feel sorry for themselves without relief for two hours (yeah, you’ve got emotional problems, which is why you go the airport barefoot?) Winningham is the only bright spot, giving not only a brilliant performance but also the film’s only moments of grace.

CiBy 2000, Miramax

USA/France, 1995

Directed by

Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by Ulu Grosbard, ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1995

Independent Spirit Awards 1995.

New York Film Critics Awards 1995.  

Toronto International Film Festival 1995

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