Georgia ★★★ 1995 (R)
Character study about sibling rivalry, self-destruction, and the Seattle music scene. Struggling rock singer Sadie (Leigh), who relies on booze, drugs, and men to help her make it through the night, returns to Seattle to crash with bigsister Georgia (Winningham). Settled, with loving husband and kids, the much more talented Georgia is also a popular folk icon and has the type of personal/career success angry and ambitious Sadie can only dream about. Fine performances—particularly from the chameonlike Leigh; both leads do their own singing. Screenwriter Turner is Leigh's mother. 117m/C VHS, DVD . Mina (Badiyi) Badie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mare Winningham, Ted Levine, Max Perlich, John Doe, John C. Reilly, Jimmy Witherspoon; D: Ulu Grosbard; W: Barbara Turner; C: Jan Kiesser. Ind. Spirit ‘96: Support. Actress (Winningham); Montreal World Film Fest. ‘95: Actress (Leigh), Film; N.Y. Film Critics ‘95: Actress (Leigh).
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