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Genre  Comedy, Drama
Music director  David A. Stewart
Writer  Anne Rapp
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Director  Robert Altman
Initial DVD release  November 16, 1999
Country  United States
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Release date  January 22, 1999 (1999-01-22) (Sundance Film Festival) April 2, 1999 (1999-04-02) (United States)
Cast  Glenn Close (Camille Dixon), Julianne Moore (Cora Duvall), Liv Tyler (Emma Duvall), Patricia Neal (Jewel Mae 'Cookie' Orcutt), Chris O'Donnell (Jason Brown), Charles S. Dutton (Willis Richland)
Similar movies  Looper, The Hours, Tremors, Snow Angels, Red Hill, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Tagline  Welcome to Holly Springs... home of murder, mayhem and catfish enchiladas.

Cookie s fortune trailer 1999

Cookie's Fortune is a 1999 criminal comedy film directed by Robert Altman and starring an ensemble cast, including Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Patricia Neal, Charles S. Dutton and Chris O'Donnell.


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It portrays small-town Southern life in Holly Springs, Mississippi, where the film was mostly shot. It was entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival, held in February 1999.

Cookies Fortune movie scenes

Cookie s fortune trailer 1999


Cookies Fortune movie scenes

When a small Mississippi town's wealthy dowager Jewel-Mae "Cookie" Orcutt (Neal) tires of her widowed life, she decides to take one of her late-husband Buck's pistols from the gun cabinet and kill herself.

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She is discovered by her pretentious playwright niece, Camille (Close), and Camille's eccentrically odd and adorably shy younger sister, Cora (Moore), who plot to set the suicide up as a murder to preserve the family's reputation and ensconce themselves in the family mansion. The family of eccentrics is rounded out by Cora's wayward outlaw of a daughter, Emma (Liv Tyler). Emma has a love interest in the inept Sheriff's deputy, Jason (O'Donnell).

The key suspect is Willis (Dutton), Cookie's handyman, who happens to have cleaned the guns the night before Cookie's death.

What follows is a tale of how a shocking incident casts a ripple among a group of small-town oddballs.


The screenplay was written by Anne Rapp and the film was produced by Willi Baer.

The film was shot on location in Holly Springs.


The film received mostly positive reviews, with a fresh 86% on Rotten Tomatoes.


Music for the film is composed by David A. Stewart. The soundtrack album was released on April 2, 1999. It features appearances by saxophonist Candy Dulfer.

  1. "Cookie"
  2. "Wild Women Don't Get The Blues"
  3. "Helios"
  4. "Camilla's Prayer"
  5. "The Cookie Jar"
  6. "Hey Josie"
  7. "All I'm Sayin' Is This"
  8. "A Good Man"
  9. "I Did Good Didn't I?"
  10. "A Golden Boat"
  11. "I'm Comin' Home"
  12. "Willis Is Innocent"
  13. "Patrol Car Blues"
  14. "Emma"
  15. "Humming Home"

All songs composed by Stewart, except "Cookie", "Camilla's Prayer" and "Patrol Car Blues" composed by Dulfer and Stewart.


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