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Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)

TV Movie  |  G  |   |  Drama, Family  |  3 February 1991 (USA)
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A single New England woman responds to an advertisement by a Midwestern widower in which he asks for a bride to help him raise his two children.

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Set around the turn of the century. Jacob, a widowed farmer with two small children, places an ad in a paper for a new wife. The ad is answered by a spinster in Maine, who writes letters to them and describes herself as "plain and tall." And she takes a trip to Jacob's farm to see if she can make a difference. Written by Kathy Li

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Sarah, Plain and Tall (#40.2)  »

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Movie writer, Patricia MacLachlan said that the story was based on a true life event from her family's history. See more »

Quotes

Anna Witting: [playfully] I thought when you were born, I said you were homely and plain. And you had terrible holler and a horrid smell.
Caleb Witting: [sadly] And that it was my fault mama died the next morning?
Anna Witting: [walks over to Caleb and hugs him] I never thought that Caleb. Never. I forgot to say good night to her, that's all I could think about.
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A Fantastic Movie
26 January 2003 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

I can name a half a dozen reasons why I like the movie. The plot is good wholesome plot. This is a movie I can sit my children down and not worry about any bad words. It brings the past to life its like you are there. It shows what true love is all about . When you can go through all different things together and still be in love then you have it going on. You can feel the warmth and kindness Sarah shows toward the children.

If you haven'tseen it then I only have onething tosay RUN Don't WALK to your nearest video store.


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