Cookie's Fortune

Directed by Robert Altman

Alliance Home Video | July 19, 2005 | DVD

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The legendary director of MASH and Harold and Maude brings filmgoers another unique cinematic experience with Cookie's Fortune. This subtle and witty comedy centers on the death of a matriarchal figure in a small southern town. Her nieces decide that to protect the family name, their aunt's suicide should look like a murder. A cast of great performers including Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Chris O'Donnell and Charles Dutton bring the sly and understated charm of a small southern town alive. This DVD edition features a commentary by director Robert Altman.

Video Release: July 19, 2005

Theatrical Release: 1999

Runtime: 118

Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

Studio: Alliance Home Video

UPC: 044004499323

Found in: Comedy, General, General

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Cookie's Fortune

Cookie's Fortune

Directed by Robert Altman

Video Release: July 19, 2005

Theatrical Release: 1999

Runtime: 118

Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

Studio: Alliance Home Video

UPC: 044004499323


Edition Description
  • Dolby Surround AC-3
  • Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Runtime: 118 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Wide Screen
  • Originally in English
  • Released in French

Description

Altman returns to the slapsticky form of his 70's comedies BREWSTER MCCLOUD and A WEDDING, and once again comes out a rousing success. This time, a tightly wound narrative by first time screenwriter Rapp keeps the laughs rolling as the story unfolds. The setting is Holly Springs, Mississippi, a heavenly small town in the south where the sheriffs spend most of their time discussing which restaurant has the best pie. After Cookie (Neal) commits suicide and her melodramatic daughter Camille (Close) tries to cover it up, Cookie's best friend Willis is accused of the murder. Everyone knows that Willis didn't commit the crime, and the search for the truth ends up uncovering secrets that turn the town inside out. Sensitively handled and touchingly acted, this is yet another film that confirms Altman's cinematic genius.

Notes

DVD Features: Region 1 Encoding Keep Case Commentary by Altman Theatrical Trailer
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