How to Make an American Quilt

1995

Comedy / Drama / Romance

16
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 61%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 63%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 9555

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Jared Leto as Beck
Claire Danes as Young Glady Joe
Winona Ryder as Finn
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 3 / 10

Estrogen-fest film

I'll save you some time. Gents, feel free to skip this movie. Based off the Whitney Otto novel, How to Make an American Quilt shows the audience a confused woman and the journey she takes to find herself as she talks to the women in her knitting group. If you like those kinds of "girl power" movies like Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood or Fried Green Tomatoes, you'll definitely want to watch this one.

I don't happen to like those kinds of movies, so despite the large cast—Winona Ryder, Afre Woodard, Jean Simmons, Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Maya Angelou, and Kate Nelligan—I didn't like this movie. Many women will find this movie touching and heartwarming, but it did nothing for me. The overriding theme is that every woman is a patchwork product of the other women in her life, so when we choose our path of love, it's not really because we're choosing it; it's because all the other women's experiences in love have taught us and shaped us. I've never been a huge fan of estrogen-fest films, but if you like them, rent this one with your girlfriends.

Reviewed by gavin6942 6 / 10

Chick Flick or More?

Bride-to-be Finn Dodd (Winona Ryder) hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.

Is this a chick flick or something more? I think it is primarily a chick flick, as it tells multiple romance stories from the point of view of the ladies. But it is not a romantic comedy, which makes it deeper than the average chick flick. And the cast... wow. Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou, Claire Danes and the debut of Jared Leto? That has to make it worth something.

And actually, it was the cast that really made this enjoyable for me. I cared very little about the plot, and definitely did not care about the romances. Finn could be with her boyfriend, a foreign guy or whoever. I don't care who she picks. But the casting was excellent.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10

quiltwork movie-making not compelling

Finn Dodd (Winona Ryder) is soon to marry Sam (Dermot Mulroney). Only she has doubts. She has trouble finishing a thesis for her master's degree. She has doubts about everything. She asks "If you have to choose between marry a lover or marry a friend. Who would you choose?"

The movie takes many flashbacks as it tells the stories of the various women's heart breaking pasts. It's a disjointed form of storytelling. I guess that's the quilt of stories being stitched together. It really disrupts the flow of the main Finn story. The relationship between all the characters in all the timelines can get quite confusing. The whole thing is a jigsaw puzzle of rambling stories. Quilts are patch works, but I would like a story to have better flow.

Finn is a mess of neuroses. It's not a pretty character. All the doubts and all the confusion make it hard to root for her. At the end of the day, she has to decide and deal with the consequences. The pontificating on the matter just isn't that compelling. It's the dealing that makes for compelling movie watching. I spend most of the movie wishing Finn would move the story along quicker instead of talking about essentially the same thing over and over again. And quite frankly, I don't know how following a bird is anything more than Hollywood hokum.

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