Friday, January 4, 2008

Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael

Dinky Bossetti: Who understands ANYONE these days... who WANTS to?
Gerald Howells: Gosh, I want to kiss you so bad, Dinky...
Dinky Bossetti: It's good to want things...

I suspect I'm the only person on earth who remembers this line. (excepting the writer, probably). It's from a 1990 movie called Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael and I think of this quote a lot. (possibly my family, me included, starts too many sentences with "I want")

Anyhow, I was watching some sort of entertainment show the other day and they were going through a list of top actresses and specifically mentioned that Winona Ryder hadn't even made the list. Then, a day later, I was flipping through the channels and they said "we'll return to Beetlejuice, starring Michael Keaton and Gina Davis in a minute." huh?
Back in the day (ok, for like 3 movies) I thought she was the hottest Hollywood actress because she was different- down to earth, a little funky, and still gorgeous. Not a Ginger, a Maryanne with attitude. I know I have to mention the shoplifting thing, but hey, we all make mistakes.

So, combine this report that Winona is a nobody now with a subsequent "it's good to want things" in my head, and I simply had to go find out what the name of the movie was and share it via blog. It really does exist, it's called Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael.

Brief plot synopsis;
Although Roxy left town more than fifteen years ago, her memory has never faded. Her expected return starts to impact a number of lives, including that of her ex-husband Denton Webb. But it is Dinky, the adopted daughter of the Bossettis and ignored by most of her classsmates as a strange loner, who may be most changed. She is convinced she is Roxy's secret child.

Some more good quotes:
Louise: Starting tomorrow there will be hourly tours of Roxy Carmichael's birthplace. You'll see where Roxy slept and where she ate during her wonder years. You'll also see pictures of her beloved dog, Bonkers.
Town person: She loved that dog. She used to ride it. It was a big dog.

So I went to IMDB and looked her up, and Winona Ryder is far from washed up. She has a bunch of good roles coming up, if you want though, take a look and see some of her best work in Edward Scissorhands , Heathers or Beetlejuice

Ok, so coming out soon she has The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,
Alpha Numeric in which she plays Tea Baker, Star Trek in which she plays Amanda Grayson,
Bret Easton Ellis' The Informers in which she'll be Cheryl Laine,
and coming out soon is The Last Word.

Her film credits:
Welcome (2007/II) .... Cynthia
Sex and Death 101 (2007) .... Gillian
The Ten (2007) .... Kelly LaFonda
A Scanner Darkly (2006) .... Donna Hawthorne
The Darwin Awards (2006) .... Siri
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004) (uncredited) .... Psychologist
... aka Livre de Jérémie, Le (France)
The Day My God Died (2003) (voice) .... Narrator
S1m0ne (2002) .... Nicola Anders
Mr. Deeds (2002) .... Babe Bennett
Lost Souls (2000) .... Maya Larkin
Autumn in New York (2000) .... Charlotte Fielding
Girl, Interrupted (1999) .... Susanna Kaysen
... aka Durchgeknallt (Germany)
... aka Durchgeknallt - Girl, interrupted (Germany: TV title)
Celebrity (1998) .... Nola
Alien: Resurrection (1997) .... Annalee Call
... aka Alien 4
The Crucible (1996) .... Abigail Williams
Looking for Richard (1996) .... Lady Anne
Boys (1996) .... Patty Vare
How to Make an American Quilt (1995) .... Finn Dodd
Little Women (1994) .... Jo March
Reality Bites (1994) .... Lelaina Pierce
The House of the Spirits (1993) .... Blanca Trueba
... aka Åndernes hus (Denmark)
... aka A Casa dos Espíritos (Portugal)
... aka Geisterhaus, Das (Germany)
The Age of Innocence (1993) .... May Welland
Dracula (1992) .... Mina Murray / Elisabeta
... aka Bram Stoker's Dracula (USA: complete title)
Night on Earth (1991) .... Corky
... aka Une nuit sur terre (France)
Mermaids (1990) .... Charlotte Flax
Edward Scissorhands (1990) .... Kim
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990) .... Dinky Bossetti
Great Balls of Fire! (1989) .... Myra Gale Brown
Heathers (1989) .... Veronica Sawyer
1969 (1988) .... Beth
Beetle Juice (1988) .... Lydia
Square Dance (1987) .... Gemma
Lucas (1986) .... Rina

and finally, the cast of Roxy Carmichael
Directed by
Jim Abrahams

Writing credits
Karen Leigh Hopkins

Cast

Winona Ryder ... Dinky Bossetti
Jeff Daniels ... Denton Webb
Laila Robins ... Elizabeth Zaks
Thomas Wilson Brown ... Gerald Howells
Joan McMurtrey ... Barbara 'Barbie' Webb
Graham Beckel ... Les Bossetti
Frances Fisher ... Rochelle Bossetti
Robby Kiger ... Beannie Billings
Dinah Manoff ... Evelyn Whittacher
Sachi Parker ... Libby Ohiemacher
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Mayor Bill Klepler (as Stephen Tobolowski)
Micole Mercurio ... Louise Garweski
John Short ... Ronald Reems
Robin Thomas ... Scotty Sandholtzer
Valerie Landsburg ... Miss Day Ashburn (as Valerie Landsberg)
Rhonda Aldrich ... Charmaine the Hairdresser
Ava Fabian ... Roxy Carmichael
Carla Gugino ... Young Roxy
Rob King ... Young Denton
Daniel Fekete ... Denny, Jr.
Beth Grant ... Lillian Logerfield
Heidi Swedberg ... Andrea Stein
Angela Paton ... Gloria Sikes
Patrick McCollough ... David Skism
Mark Arnott ... Bill Crampton
Hal Havins ... Raymond Emirts
Linda Cox ... Kathy Sherwin
Kevin Skousen ... Gene Briskell
Nada Despotovich ... Laurie Desmond
John C. Moskoff ... Officer Tardo
Ron Perkins ... Will Groom
Hank Underwood ... Eddie Waters
Raymond Hanis ... Man #1 at Center
Tiffany Reinbolt ... Girl #1 on Bus (as Tiffany Ashley)
Amy Moore Davis ... Girl #2 on Bus
Ron Marlin Jr. ... Red Haired Boy on Bus
Eugene Farrington ... Bus Driver
Jim Pirri ... Jim Reese
Terrence Evans ... Man #1 at Legion Hall
Joe Nesnow ... Man #2 at Legion Hall
Peter Strong ... Fisherman #2
Rocky Krakoff ... Kid #1 Throwing Buckeyes
Carl Steven ... Kid #2 Throwing Buckeyes
Frank Milewski ... 'Amen' Man
Jennifer Loesch ... Baby Sarah Webb
Laura Loesch ... Baby Sarah Webb
Meg Harrington ... Laura Coiller
Louise Yaffe ... Woman on Bench
Eleanor Schiff ... Woman's Friend on Bench
Damion Dietz ... Whipped Cream Boy
Judith Saunders ... Linda Evans Look-Alike
Janet Graham ... Sneeze Victim
Karen Musette ... Libby's New Friend (as Karen Mussette)
Richard Roylance ... Limo Driver at the Ball
Joseph Cocuzzo ... Grandpa Crossing Street
Joanne Cocuzzo ... Grandma Crossing Street
Nancy Abrahams ... Fishing Family
Joseph Abrahams ... Fishing Family
Jamie Abrahams ... Fishing Family
Charlie Holliday ... Policeman (uncredited)

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