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The Love She Sought (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  21 October 1990 (USA)
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An aging school teacher (Lansbury) at a Catholic grammar school in Minnesota questions her life's existence when she has to start battling a new bishop (Prosky). As a result she retires and... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agatha McGee
James O'Hannon
Janet Raft
Randy Meers
Bishop Richard Baker
Doreen Hepburn ...
Lillian Kite, Agatha's Neighbor
Kate Flynn ...
Sr. Judith, St. Isidore Principal
Preston Warner
Oliver Maguire ...
Dr. ONeill
Tom Lawlor ...
Francis Raft, Janet's Father
Marie Conmee ...
Rosella Coyle, Irish B & B Prop.
Jamie Drew McGann ...
Stephen Raft
Brian McGrath ...
Matt O'Hannon, James' Brother
Patrick Kinsella ...
Roger Eaglestone, Agatha's Student
Frank Smith ...
Young Priest


An aging school teacher (Lansbury) at a Catholic grammar school in Minnesota questions her life's existence when she has to start battling a new bishop (Prosky). As a result she retires and moves to Ireland where she seeks an admirer (Elliott) with whom she has been corresponding for five years. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Great film
13 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favourite films and I would love to see it out on DVD. It gives real insight into the lives of two middle aged people, one a priest and one a school teacher. It is subtle and well thought out and I love to watch it.

I especially love how the feelings of the two main characters are demonstrated without using words, just by the perfect timing of mannerisms and movements. The film gives a sympathetic view of the relationship between the USA and Ireland, and also of the Catholic church; which though not a fashionable topic, is very interesting for an outsider. The plot also discusses the true meaning of long term relationships versus formal marriage, and stops short of finishing with a straightforward value judgement, which would sell the question short in my opinion. This story would appeal to Henry James fans I think.

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Is this on DVD or Video? maurathis
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