Synopsis: Virginia is a charming, yet mentally ill mother whose greatest love is her protector and illegitimate son, Emmett. But her longest love belongs to the local-married-Mormon Sheriff, who is running for public office and might very well be Emmett's father. This boardwalk town's well-kept secrets are threatened when Virginia's son begins a romantic relationship with Tipton's daughter. "What's Wrong With Virginia" is a humorous, heartfelt drama that pokes at the American dream as it charges toward a climactic shoot out that begs the question: can a woman like Virginia ever play the part of mom?
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Dustin Lance Black
Production: Entertainment One
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

was a girl named Jessie.

I think you're gonna live.

You know, she has her dad's lips,

which on him don't quite fit.

But, on her,

make the most beautiful mouth

I'll ever see.

But we weren't allowed

anywhere near each other.

Genetics is one

of our most powerful sciences.

And then,

sophomore year Bio 1 started.

Got everything goin'

in a different direction real quick.

And it can tell you

with absolute certainty

who you are and are not related to.

We'll start with dangling

versus attached earlobes.

What do you want?


Who pissed in your Sugar Puffs?

I'll tell you what, Willie,

nobody pissed in my Sugar Puffs.

My mornin' just sucked balls.

- Here you go.

- Thank you.

But don't take more than it says,

or I can't keep giving it to you.

Sure thing.

So? Am I gonna have a baby?


What's in your lungs is growing,

and I think maybe that's why

you've missed your period.

Maybe we should just do a backup test.

I gotta pee again anyway.

Well, we could do that again

in a month or so,

but what needs to happen right now,

is that you need to meet with a new doctor.


Um, if what is in your lungs is bad,

then you are gonna need

to be somewhere for a while.

- In a hospital?

- Right.

So if you could just fill out

this paperwork for me,

y'know, out there in the waiting room,

then bring it on back, that'd be terrific.

You think you could do that

for me, Virginia? Sure thing.

Excuse me.

You work here?

No. My mom does.


I'm Max. I own this, uh,

this pier your mom works at.


Um, I was just gettin' a copy of my ear

for... for a school assignment.

I see.

I can pay you for those.

Oh, don't worry.


Oh, you're, uh... you're not looking

for a summer job, are you?

I, uh... I got one or two opportunities

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Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black (born June 10, 1974) is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer, and LGBT rights activist. He has won a Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for the 2008 film Milk. Black is a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and writer of 8, a staged reenactment of the federal trial that led to a federal court's overturn of California's Proposition 8. more…

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