Corrina, Corrina

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"They needed a family. What they got was magic."
  • PG
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 6.6  (14,143)

Corrina, Corrina is a heartwarming drama released in 1994 directed by Jessie Nelson. The story takes place in 1959, and follows Manny Singer, played by Ray Liotta, a recent widower, and his young daughter Molly, played by Tina Majorino. After losing his wife, Manny is lost and struggling to navigate life as a single father, and Molly is finding it hard to come to terms with the loss of her mother. To help him out, Manny hires a new housekeeper, Corrina Washington, played by Whoopi Goldberg.

Corrina quickly becomes an essential part of the family, helping Molly deal with her mother's passing, and helping Manny come to terms with his grief. She also brings some light and joy into the household by her lively personality and her unique ability to make people smile.

Corrina has a hidden talent as a singer, and Molly asks her to sing her a lullaby before bed one night. After hearing her sing, Manny sees an opportunity to use her talent to boost his struggling business, a small ad agency. He convinces Corrina to be the voice of a jingle for a breakfast cereal ad campaign, and the jingle becomes a huge hit, turning the small family-run agency into a success overnight.

As Manny and Corrina grow closer, they both begin to realize that there might be something more between them than just friendship. But with social norms and racial prejudices at the time, their relationship faces significant challenges, from both their families and society.

Corrina, Corrina tells a touching and tender story about love, grief, and family. The film is a perfect blend of heart, humor, and honest emotion, making it an uplifting and enjoyable watch.

The performances by the cast are outstanding, with Ray Liotta delivering an exceptional performance as the bereaved father, showcasing his range as a leading man from his iconic mobster roles. Whoopi Goldberg is equally excellent as Corrina, showing off her comedy skills as well as her talent as a singer. Tina Majorino is adorable as the young daughter and adds to the warmth and heart of the movie.

The film's setting in the late 1950s adds to its charm and nostalgia, depicting a time when things were simpler and slow-paced. The music, clothes, and cars from that era have been captured perfectly and add to the authenticity of the storytelling.

In conclusion, Corrina, Corrina is an underrated gem that deserves more recognition. It's a relatable and poignant movie that manages to be both poignant and optimistic at the same time. The film teaches a valuable lesson that love can be found in the most unexpected places and people, and family comes in all shapes and sizes. It's a must-watch for anyone who loves a good romantic drama with humor, heart, and soul.

Corrina, Corrina is a 1994 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

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    6.6  (14,143)