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Title:
The Amati girls
Author:
Ruehl, Mercedes, actor.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Spartan Home Entertainment, [2001]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The power of family prevails when tragedy strikes four Italian-American sisters and their widowed mother.
General Note:
Special features include: digitally mastered Dolby digital English 2.0 stereo., widescreen letterbox version, interactive menus, scene selection, director and cast filmographies, trailer.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
UPC:
804868430012
Format :
DVD

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This family drama by actress and first-time director Anne DeSalvo centers around four adult sisters who are forced to re-evaluate their situations after tragedy strikes. The oldest of the clan, Grace (Mercedes Ruehl), is called upon to be the tower of strength, even though she is widely perceived to be a replica of their mother Dolly (Cloris Leachman), a woman who, like Grace, has unfailingly devoted much of her life to a husband who doesn't appreciate her as he should. Christine (Sean Young) is separated from her job-obsessed husband Paul (Jamey Sheridan), and contemplates divorcing him even though they have a young daughter. Another sister, Denise (Dinah Manoff), rejects the idea of marriage despite the advances of boyfriend Lawrence (Mark Harmon); youngest sister Dolores (Lily Knight) has become mentally challenged due to an accident, and has trouble relating to her older siblings. Dolores has found a romantic interest, but the family feels she is unable to cope with such an attachment at her age. Through the aid of Dolly's sisters Splendora (Lee Grant) and Loretta (Edith Fields), the family tries to retain its bond and deal with unexpected tragedy. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi