How to Make an American Quilt
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How to Make an American Quilt
A young woman at a crossroads in her life finds herself receiving plenty of advice from her older and wiser counterparts in this drama. Finn Dodd (Winona Ryder) is a graduate student trying to finish up her doctoral thesis on women's folk art while deciding if she should marry her fiancÚ Sam (Dermot Mulroney); she's not sure if she's ready to settle down, and suspects that Sam is unfaithful to her. Needing time to sort things out, Finn chooses to spend the summer with her grandmother Hy (Ellen Burstyn) and great aunt Gladys Jo (Anne Bancroft). Hy and Gladys Jo are avid quilters,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite its hard-sell coming attraction and pot-smoking granny singing rock oldies, How to Make an American Quilt turns out to be a wealth of old-style Hollywood magic."
‑ , USA Today
"The stories are uninvolving, often too brief, and they quickly grow tiresome and repetitive."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Rollicking, soap-like tale of women's love lives."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"Also known as, 'How to Make an American Critic Doze Off.""
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"winona spoils the lovely vignettes"
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Commends the value of women sharing their stories and secrets across generational lines."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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