How to Make an American Quilt

How to Make an American Quilt
How to Make an American Quilt
  • PG-13
  • 1h 56m
  • 1995
Fresh61%
Common Sense Media Iconage 14+
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Confirm current pricing with applicable retailer. All transactions subject to applicable license terms and conditions.
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.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 14+
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.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Details
Violence
Details
Sex
Details
Language
Details
Consumerism
Details
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Details
More on Common Sense Media

Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 6, 1995
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
Resolution, color and audio quality may vary based on your device, browser and internet connection.Learn More