Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael|
Actors: Nancy Abrahams, Rhonda Aldrich, Mark Arnott, Graham Beckel, Thomas Wilson Brown
Genres: Comedy, Drama
It's been fifteen years since Roxy Carmichael left Clyde, Ohio, for fame and fortune. Now the town is excitedly planning for her homecoming. Among those anxiously awaiting her return: the forgotten boyfriend who fathered R... more »
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Quirky but delightful.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 05/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is such a Winona Ryder movie. (I mean that in the best way possible; she really shines in this movie.) She plays teenaged, quirky, confused, unpopular Dinky Bosetti living in small town Ohio. She was adopted as a baby by a couple who she cannot relate to (especially the "mother", played by Frances Fisher) and who cannot relate to her, and she displays her frustration and confusion by wearing black and padlocking her bedroom door. The only allies Dinky feels she has are a group of homeless dogs she cares for at an old abandoned boat. Roxy Carmichael, the town's living legend, is a woman whose sexual prowess is so strong that it's not limited to either gender. Jeff Daniels does well playing Denton Webb, who was a lover of Roxy's in their younger days. Dinky interrogates Denton relentlessly about Roxy and begins to convince herself that Roxy and Denton are her biological parents. She eagerly anticipates Roxy's scheduled return (as does Denton, who is by now married with children) so that she can go away with her and finally have a mother who understands her. Dinky becomes so obsessed with Roxy's return that she becomes blind to the love that's all around her, from a school counselor, from a popular classmate, and from her adoptive father. I don't want to give away the whole movie. It's a worthwhile rental. PS You never get to find out who Roxy Carmichael is, which was mildly frustrating, but don't let that stop you."
"It's good to want things"
K. Hinton | Atlanta, GA | 06/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Winona Ryder stars as Dinky Bossetti, an awkward teenager in a small Ohio town called Clyde. The citizens of Clyde are in an uproar because one of their own, a woman named Roxy Carmichael, who left town 15 years before to take Hollywood by storm is returning for the first time. Dinky finds herself enthralled by Roxy and begins to ask everyone she can for information about the woman. Why Roxy is famous, why she left town, what she was like? The more answers Dinky gets to her questions, the more she finds herself convinced that Roxy is her long-lost mother and that when she comes back, she'll take Dinky back to Hollywood with her.
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael came out when I was 10 years old and I remember being completely in love with it. Winona Ryder is at her best as this misunderstood teen misfit who doesn't fit in with the kids in her school nor with her own family and has to look elsewhere to make a place for herself. Dinky's obsession with Roxy gives her a reason to belong and finally makes her feel like she might fit in somewhere. Almost 20 years later, this film is still as great as it was when I was a kid. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys those early 90's films about misanthropic teenagers and their coming-of-age."
Dinky, my hero....
C B Salter | earth (i think) | 05/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Its hard to star rate this. It's a film that doesn't explain itself - you either get it or you don't.
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Incomplete, quirky, beautiful. If you had a rough time at school (or are at this time) you'll easily find the nuggets in this film. Dinky is my hero!"
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
Avia93 | Texas | 05/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It showed real teenage emotions. I wish Hollywood made more movies of this kind."