corrina, corrina

the year: 1994

the genre: dramedy

the cast: Whoopi Goldberg (Corinna Washington); Ray Liotta (Manny Singer); Tina Majorino (Molly Singer); Don Ameche (Grandpa Harry)

the plot: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole new way of life. Manny and Corrina's friendship delights Molly and enrages the neighbors.

don't miss: Percy. The kid is a kick.

listen for: "You're the short, silent type aren't you? -I could tell."

did you know: this was only Tina Majorino's second film.

also listen for: the fantastic soundtrack artists. Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington, and Jackie Wilson - to name a few...

extra bonus points: if you know how many versions of the song "Corrina, Corrina" are in the movie.

1 comment:

Millie Motts said...

Hmmm. Anything official I can find lists 2 versions:
Big Joe Turner and Ted Hawkins. But I could swear there were 3.