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Angie is a 1994 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Martha Coolidge, starring Geena Davis as the titular character.

It is based on the 1991 novel "Angie, I Says" by Avra Wing, which was a New York Times "Notable Book" of 1991.

The film was famous for introducing three actors who would star on the HBO TV show "The Sopranos": James Gandolfini, Aida Turturro and Michael Rispoli.

PlotEdit

Angie (Geena Davis) is an office worker who lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, New York and dreams of a better life.

After learning that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie (James Gandolfini), she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband.

This turns the entire neighborhood upside down and starts her on a journey of self-discovery, including a love affair with a man named Noel (Stephen Rea) who she meets at an art museum. Even her best friend Tina (Aida Turturro) has trouble understanding her.

CastEdit

  • Geena Davis: Angie
  • James Gandolfini: Vinnie
  • Stephen Rea: Noel
  • Aida Turturro: Tina
  • Michael Rispoli: Jerry

ReceptionEdit

Box OfficeEdit

"Angie" opened at #7 at the box office, grossing $2,779,640 in its opening weekend.

Critical ReceptionEdit

The film opened to mixed reviews and was a box office bomb.

In addition, Geena Davis, who won an Oscar six years before for The Accidental Tourist received mixed to negative reviews. Critics felt she could have been better in this movie or another set in Brooklyn.

Roger Ebert gave the movie a rating of of 3 in a half stars, saying, "'The ads for "Angie" promise a light-hearted comedy about a cheerful young woman who has a baby out of wedlock, and upsets her friends, although not too badly. The movie itself delivers all of that, and more - so much more than the burden finally weighs down the story, which collapses under its own gathering gloom. This is not so much a comedy as a soap opera cross-bred with confessions from the daytime TV talk shows."

AccoladesEdit

"Angie" was nominated an Artios for Best Casting for Feature Film, Comedy by the Casting Society of America.

Theatrical TrailerEdit

Angie (1994) Trailer

Angie (1994) Trailer

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