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In this heartwarming story about listening to your heart, Winona Ryder stars as Finn, a graduate student who decides to spend a summer away from her boyfriend at the home of her grandmother (Ellen Burstyn) and great aunt (Anne Bancroft). But Finn’s plans to finish her thesis and mull over a marriage proposal are quickly pushed aside in favor of listening to the ladies of her grandmother’s quilting circle, as they reveal the loves and losses that shaped their own lives. As the quilt nears completion, Finn realizes that the gift they’ve given her is far greater than anything counted in stitches. Maya Angelou, Kate Nelligan, Jean Simmons, Lois Smith, Alfre Woodard, Dermot Mulroney, Samantha Mathis, Claire Danes and Jared Leto co-star in this triumphant and funny film based on the best-selling novel by Whitney Otto.
Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Nelligan, Alfre Woodard, Maya Angelou, Samantha Mathis, Jean Simmons, Lois Smith, Kate Capshaw, Loren Dean, Joanna Going, Dermot Mulroney, Derrick O'Connor, Rip Torn, Mykelti Williamson, Claire Danes, Adam Baldwin, Melinda Dillon, Tim Guinee, Richard Jenkins, Esther Rolle, Johnathon Schaech, Gail Strickland, Holland Taylor, Jared Leto
© 1995 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: How to Make an American Quilt is a bit of a patchwork from a storytelling standpoint, but a strong ensemble cast led by Winona Ryder helps hold it all together.
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Common Sense Says
Rollicking, soap-like tale of women's love lives.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this girl-power-themed drama is heavy on the smoking, some drinking, and on illicit affairs. Several of the women cheat on their partners with others, including Hy sleeping with her sister's husband, Finn sleeping with Leon while engaged to Sam, and Constance sleeping with Ann's husband Dean. Dean is rumored to have had several affairs. The film also depicts the way in which women have had their dreams stifled by a society that wedded them to their home.
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- Release Date:October 6, 1995
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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