Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael

Character: Dinky Bossetti

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Written by: Karen Leigh Hopkins

Cast Members: Jeff Daniels, Laila Robins, Dinah Manoff

Release date: October 12, 1990

SHE DOESN'T WANT MUCH. JUST A WHOLE NEW LIFE. Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, most of all her now-married old flame Denton Webb and troubled teen Dinky Bossetti. An orphan with few friends, Dinky is convinced that Carmichael is her birth mother, and that the actress will reclaim her when she returns.


Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael received fairly mixed reviews and clocked with 44% on Rotten Tomatoes. One of the most outspoken detractors of the film was Variety, whose comments about it were that “fans of Winona Ryder will definitely want to catch her in an offbeat role as the town rebel in this teen-oriented small-town saga; unfortunately, the rest of the production doesn’t quite match up“.


  • It was the first time a movie had been made just for me, so I couldn’t say no.
    Winona about Roxy
  • Film Promotion

  • ‘Renegade’ Ryder (Film Monthly, 1990)
  • Script developed by Never Enough Design