Angie (1994 film)
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|Directed by||Martha Coolidge|
|Music by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Cinematography||Johnny E. Jensen|
|Edited by||Steven Cohen|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures|
|March 4, 1994|
Angie is a 1994 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Martha Coolidge, and starring Geena Davis as the title character. It is based on the 1991 novel Angie, I Says by Avra Wing, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 1991.
Angie (Geena Davis) is an office worker who lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, New York and dreams of a better life. After learning that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie (James Gandolfini), she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband.
This turns the entire neighborhood upside down and starts her on a journey of self-discovery, including a love affair with a man named Noel (Stephen Rea) who she meets at an art museum. Even her best friend Tina (Aida Turturro) has trouble understanding her.
The film opened to mixed reviews and was a box office bomb. In addition, Geena Davis, who won an Oscar six years before for The Accidental Tourist received mixed to negative reviews. Critics felt she could have been better in this movie or another set in Brooklyn: originally, Madonna was to play the title character, but dropped out at the last minute. The film was famous for introducing three actors who would star on the TV show The Sopranos: James Gandolfini, Aida Turturro, and Michael Rispoli.
- The movie was nominated an Artios for Best Casting for Feature Film, Comedy by the Casting Society of America.