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Do not expect a stringent story line. This are rather various shots of family life - but well taken. Here, the talks between the father and his younger daughter stick out, especially when the father admits to his daughter that he had never found a way to talk to her as her mother had monopolized her. And he confesses that if she would have been a son it might have been different. But now that the mother was gone he finally came to appreciate having a daughter (in fact he has two).
Younger people might not enjoy the film as they will not (no offence) understand the message of the film.
Also recommendable: the wonderful scenary of the South Carolinian coast area. Wonderful impressions. A film with a lot of emotions.
So, if you are 35 and above, have children and ... buy the film.
Erbe, a Chicagoan who does far too much work on stage and too little on film (What About Bob?), is wonderful, Finney, brilliant. The story does tend to wander, and each of the new characters that crosses our path (including Piper Laurie and Alfre Woodard) tend to show us as many weaknesses as strengths. Such is the honesty of the tale.
The Southern (Charleston?) setting is wonderfully comfortable-we ride the visual images as much as the heartfelt characters. The whole thing has a Hallmark Hall of Fame feeling---with not the perfunctory payoff in the end
I like this film very much.
Most recent customer reviews
I love this film!! A great southern film-wonderful acting, and story is great. I am quirky southern character too!!!:)Published on Sept. 29 2000
I absoulutely love this movie, I see it all the time on Romance Classics Channel; it just so entertaining and real!! See it and you will not be dissapointed!!!Published on Sept. 29 2000