Miss Firecracker
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A hot tamale tries to throw off a different sort of heat in this comedy of small-town manners. Carnelle Scott (Holly Hunter) is best-known in her hometown of Yazoo City, MS, for her unrepentant promiscuity. An orphan taken in by her genteel relatives, she idolizes her older cousin, Elain Rutledge (Mary Streenburgen), a former Fourth of July "Miss Firecracker" contest winner who is taking time out from her life as a pampered wife in Atlanta to give a speech on "My Life as a Beauty" at this year's pageant. Determined to follow in Elain's footsteps, Carnelle puts a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Warmly human film based on Beth Henley's 1984 play. It will appeal to those who long for liberation from bad dreams and yearn for a place where they can be accepted for who they are."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Hunter is great, but the story works better on stage"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A neglected gem with sensational performances by everyone, especially Steenburgen and Woodard."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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