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Shy People (1987)

 -  Drama  -  May 1988 (USA)
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New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures.

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New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures.

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Aru Hitobito  »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1988 (1988) See more »

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The Way We Were
Written by Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Janey Clewer
Produced by Music for You Productions/Gary Tole Orchestra
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"You city people, you're all warm like...dishwater."
7 September 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Overwrought exercise in culture-clash, though worth-seeing for Chris Menges' distinguished, sometimes showoff-y cinematography and for Barbara Hershey's gritty portrayal of a backwoods matriarch living with her clan in the bayous of Louisiana. New York journalist Jill Clayburgh, researching her family origins, takes hell-raising daughter Martha Plimpton with her down South, meeting cousins they never knew about--and a way of life far removed from their own. Co-written by Gérard Brach, Marjorie David, and director Andrei Konchalovsky, the film has bravura individual moments, bits and pieces which fail to parlay into a strong, cohesive whole. Nevertheless, an interesting shot at something different, although the usually-strong Clayburgh never gets her chance at a good scene. ** from ****


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