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"The toughest act to follow was their dreams."
  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 6.5  (3,300)
  • 81

Georgia is a 1995 American drama film directed and written by Ulu Grosbard, and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mare Winningham, and Ted Levine. Leigh also co-produced the film alongside her mother, Barbara Turner. It is a story about two sisters, Sadie and Georgia, who are struggling with their relationship as they both pursue their music careers.

The film begins with a concert of Sadie (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a struggling singer-songwriter, performing in a small bar in Seattle. As the concert ends, she is approached by Axel, a record company executive who is interested in her music. Axel offers her a recording contract and invites her to a party that night where she meets her estranged sister, Georgia (Mare Winningham), who is also a successful singer. Sadie is surprised to see her sister as they had not seen each other for a long time.

As the story unfolds, it becomes evident that Sadie is struggling with addiction and self-destructive behavior, while Georgia is more grounded and focused on her music career. They have a complicated relationship that is strained by personal and professional jealousy, and Sadie's erratic behavior.

Throughout the movie, we see the two sisters navigate their complex feelings towards each other, as well as their own personal struggles. Sadie is constantly searching for validation and recognition, while Georgia seems to have everything she has ever wanted, but is unhappy in her personal life. As the two sisters go on tour together, they bond and reconnect, but also confront their unresolved issues.

The music in the film plays a crucial role in the development of the characters and the story. The film features original songs by both Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mare Winningham, as well as covers of works by other artists such as Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Carly Simon.

Jennifer Jason Leigh gives a standout performance as Sadie, embodying her character's pain and vulnerability with authenticity and depth. Her portrayal of a musician struggling with addiction and self-doubt is both raw and empathetic. Mare Winningham is just as impressive as Georgia, bringing a grounded and nuanced performance to a character who is both accomplished and conflicted.

Ted Levine also shines in his role as Georgia's husband, Jake. He delivers a powerful performance as a man who is struggling to come to terms with his own failures and regrets, while trying to support his wife's career.

Georgia is a poignant and emotionally charged film that explores the complexities of family relationships, addiction, and the music industry. It showcases the talents of its cast and director, and is a testament to the power of storytelling through music. The film is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys character-driven dramas and soulful music.

Georgia is a 1995 drama 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 6.5 and a MetaScore of 81.

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    6.5  (3,300)
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