Although they share no scenes together, the film reunites three actresses from Little Women (1994): Winona Ryder, Samantha Mathis, and Claire Danes. Winona Ryder would later star in Girl, Interrupted (1999) which also starred Jared Leto.
Claire Danes & Jared Leto play supporting roles in this movie. Both actors starred in the short lived tv show My So Called Life. Claire Danes won her first Golden Globe playing the role of Angela Chase.
Jared Leto only has about 3 minutes of air time on this film, where in the flashback he's eating dinner and then talking to the black maid which then ensues into a sexual encounter.
In this movie, Anne Bancroft plays Glady Jo, and Claire Danes plays the younger version of Glady Jo in the flashback scenes. In Home for the Holidays (1995), which came out the very same year, Bancroft and Danes play a grandmother and granddaughter. The share no screen time in either film.
The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Ellen Burstyn, Anne Bancroft, Jared Leto ; and seven Oscar nominees: Winona Ryder, Alfre Woodard, Rip Torn, Melinda Dillon, Richard Jenkins, Kate Nelligan and Jean Simmons.
Released the same day as Dead Presidents (1995). The film is also casted by Mary Vernieu and Risa Bramon Garcia.