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Story

Ray Liotta plays a 1950s jingle composer whose wife dies, leaving him to raise their grieving young daughter (Tina Majorino) alone. Dad hires an African-American housekeeper (Whoopi Goldberg), who helps fill the gap in the child's life--and then Dad's life--and soon an interracial relationship crossing the social mores of the era is underway. Written and directed by Jessie Nelson, the film is a spot-on recreation of '50s suburbia without gratuitous kitsch. Liotta is perfect as a working man of the day, given to white shirts and narrow ties; Goldberg gives one of her finest performances as the levelheaded Corrina; and little Majorino is heartbreakingly effective. But the film entirely bears the stamp of one person, and that's Nelson, who has a wonderfully witty eye and a sophisticated but sensitive approach to the crosscurrents of emotion at play in this story. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Ray LiottaManny Singer
Tina MajorinoMolly Singer
Don AmecheGrandpa Harry
Larry MillerSid
Joan CusackJonesy
Karen Leigh HopkinsLiala Sheffield
Whoopi GoldbergCorrina Washington
Brent SpinerBrent Witherspoon

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Jessie Nelson
  • Producer: New Line
  • Length: 115 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaAug 12, 1994
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 3, 2004
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