Director: David Anspaugh

Institute History

  • 2002 Sundance Film Festival


Wisegirls is brimming with a Noo Yawk pizzazz and style. Mira Sorvino heads a great cast as one of a trio of waitresses who manage to survive in a mob-run restaurant in an outer borough of New York. And although this genre may seem familiar, director David Anspaugh infuses these characters with spirit and has elicited some sparkling performances. With the cumulative energies of the multitalented Sorvino, a dead-on acting spot by Mariah Carey, and another strong turn by Melora Walters, Wisegirls is a fun twist on an underworld universe that is sexy, sharp-witted, and terrific entertainment.

— Geoffrey Gilmore

Screening Details

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