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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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The gravestones for the small cemetery where Jacob's wife Katherine lay were hand-carved out of sheets of Styrofoam and then painted and stained to look like old headstones. See more »

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Sarah Wheaton: The past steps on the heels of the present whether you like it or not.
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9 July 2005 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

Oh my God is such a wonderful film. I watched it on the channel Hallmark, and i tought that it will be boring, but i started to watch it, because there was Chris Walken (i heard he like Chris better like Christopher), and he is an amazing actor, and strangle sexy. The 2 children's are so nice and lovely, i think everybody wants such kind oh great kids:) Glenn Close is so nice ang beautiful in this film, and her role is also very good. A woman who tried to change old habits and and deep feelings. And there's a lovely ending!! Oh, and Mr. Walken is also great(like almost always). He plays perfectly the man who cant forget his wife and cant find the way to go on with 2 children's who lost their mothers but want live a normal life!! Great film i have seen it 5 times and i still love it!! 10/10


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