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The Amati Girls (2001)



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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.


Lee Grant
as Aunt Splendora
Sean Young
as Christine
Mark Harmon
as Lawrence
Lily Knight
as Dolores
Edith Fields
as Aunt Loretta
Joe V. Greco
as Uncle Frankie
Matt Winston
as Johnny Barlotta
Sal Viscuso
as Father Dedice
Robert Picardo
as Grace's Doctor
Fred Tucker
as Stage Manager
Carol Ann Susi
as Ticket Seller
Nikki Harris
as Flight Attendant
Maria Cina
as Rockie's Girl
Larrisa Joy
as Italian Class Student
Jay Acovone
as Mr. Moltianni
Michelle Joyner
as Moviegoer
Anthony Pontrello
as Nick the Bartender
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Critic Reviews for The Amati Girls

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

A lot of saints are mentioned in The Amati Girls, including Christopher, Lucy, Cecilia, Therese (the Little Flower) and the BVM herself, but the movie should be praying to St. Jude, patron saint of lost causes.

February 7, 2001 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

This movie's unhurried pace might bore kids.

December 15, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A film about four Italian American sisters struggling with love, faith, and death that embraces the feeling function of the human repertoire of emotions.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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