The Other Sister

6.52 h 10 min1999PG-13
Carla and her new boyfriend set out to experience all of life's great adventures and also prove that Carla has earned her independence.
Garry Marshall
Juliette LewisDiane KeatonTom Skerritt
English [CC]
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Giovanni Ribisi
Mario IscovichAlexandra Rose
Touchstone Pictures
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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NYC Gal OutReviewed in the United States on August 27, 2021
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It's a sweet movie. It really didn't have anything to do with the other two sisters though. Juliette Lewis' character is developmentally impaired (I guess it's no longer PC to say "retarded")... she is sent away as a child to a special handicap school. She comes back as one of her sisters is getting married (the other one is a lesbian). The father is some rich dentist starring Tom Skerritt, and the mom is an upper crust overbearing woman played by Diane Keaton. She goes to the local community college and meets another impaired man who's from the wrong side of the track, and they fall in love and get married in the end. It's one of those feel good rom-com.
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FreshB92Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2019
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Awesome movie
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My daughter and I LOVE this movie. Somehow the original one I purchased disappeared after a family gathering at my house so I had to purchase it again. This was one of my favorites when I was younger my daughter is now 14 and she’s liked this movie ever since she was 9 She was watching it on Netflix one day and I told her we had the movie already. She definitely understands It better now that she’s older.
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Grand Parents 3Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2019
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In our TOP 20 Favorite Movies
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This is a romance comedy that has some of the FINEST acting imaginable. Truly a feel good show based on a real life scenario, though extremely unlikely, could happen. I have watched this moving several times, my test for determining how high I rate a movie, right up there with my TOP 15 other comedy, feel good movies on -

Dave, The Grand Seduction, The American President, The Family Man, A Good Year, My Cousin Vinny, Sabrina, As Good As It Gets, Heartbreaker, Pretty Woman, The Proposal, Fools Rush In,.

Give this movie as a gift, you can't go wrong.
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JessReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I absolutely love Juliet Lewis in anything she does
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I have always adored this movie. It's so uplifting. I absolutely love Juliet Lewis in anything she does. Giovanni Ribisi is also wonderful as Danny. All around a wonderful cast and characters. Also set in one of my favorite cities, San Francisco, there's nothing not to love.

Carla expects to be treated just like any other adult. Her overprotective well-to-do mother, while well-meaning, denies that her daughter is grown up with the same hopes and intelligence as anyone else. Over and over she disregards Carla's proclamations and aspirations for her future. It always makes me smile when Carla finally confronts and stands up for herself.

A great film holding a strong message about how people's perceptions are often wrong, and the courage and character of a loving human heart. I highly recommend this film.
12 people found this helpful
Bryan*SquaredReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2018
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"Do you give private lesons?"
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Very sweet and down to earth movie about two differently-abled individuals navigating life and finding love. It will definitely bring you back to reality and remind you what's really important in the grand scheme of things. I try to watch this movie over at least once a year.
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R.C.R.Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Juliette Lewis, an artist, a comedian, a gem!
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Ms. Lewis, takes us on a journey where society has a hard time adapting to "others" that don't fit the "norm". I understand all too well her role which she perfected, because- I have a relative living that role. We embraced, loved, & have shared her life journey w/her especially those difficult teary moments where punching someone in the face wldve been easier though not responsible nor appropriate.
Thx Amazon, I'm relieved to have this as a learning tool for next generation to learn from & enjoy !😊
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ashaugh28Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sweet and funny, one of my favorite movies!
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I think this is one of the most underrated movies I've seen. It is one of my all-time favorites, yet it seems no one has ever heard of it. The story is sweet and funny, the characters are likable and endearing. Diane Keaton is brilliant as always, and Juliette Lewis does an amazing job as well. Giovanni Ribisi is phenomenal and will likely make you cry at least once. It's clean (no profanity or anything gratuitous), and just overall really enjoyable. Highly recommend!!
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audgemlReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2021
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Why was this panned by critics? Still one of my faves!
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I was watching an old re-run of SVU that reminded me of 'The Other Sister' and proceeded to download on Amazon. I watched this back when it first came out (20+ years ago) and still LOVE IT! Funny, heartwarming and well-acted/an excellent cast. Then I googled the wiki page and noticed the negative reviews? Maybe I'm missing something? Worth the download :)
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