Georgia (1995)

An unflinching drama of frustrated ambition and troubled siblings, Georgia examines the relationship between a self-destructive, would-be rock singer and her sister, a successful folk musician. Sadie (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is the younger,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 8, 1995
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ken Tucker
Entertainment Weekly

A nearly perfect movie about a nearly total screw-up.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Georgia is not a simply plotted movie about descent and recovery, but a complex, deeply knowledgeable story about how alcoholism and mental illness really are family diseases.

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Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

Jennifer Jason Leigh's performance as the sister who lives for her turn in the spotlight electrifies this look at two very different siblings.

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Todd McCarthy

An intense study of sibling rivalry set in the Seattle music world, Georgia excels at the expression of painfully unresolvable family conflicts.

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Might be my favorite example of a movie that compels you toward binaristic assumptions but keeps outwitting them, with its immersed conviction in the palpable, sonic, psychological, atmospheric world that it inhabits and constructs.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A raw, heartfelt, sometimes painful showcase for Jennifer Jason Leigh's undeniable talent.

Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

A painful though sadly humorous portrait of sisterhood deftly written by Leigh's mom, Barbara Turner, and directed with just-right spareness by Ula Grosbard.

Emanuel Levy

In Grosbard's study of siblings rivalry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, as the more aggressive but less talented sister, again shows why she's the most brilliant actress of her generation.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Examines the life and struggles of a mediocre rock singer whose high aspirations cause her needless pain.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Valletta
Great performance by Jennifer Jason Leigh makes this well worth your time.
Leo L
a great film.