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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 »

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Jacob Witting: She was too young, small, seventeen when Anna was born. It took two days. Terrible, terrible pain. The doctor said it was because she was so small. Said, maybe we shouldn't have anymore. I thought, three years, I needed a boy. Then she wasn't there. Wasn't curled beside me in bed and I couldn't stop long enough to... I had a newborn, Sarah, a three-year-old, a farm, crops, animals, the house, but she just
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Jacob Witting: wasn't there. I, I couldn't stop long enough to, tell her good-bye, that I ...
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Beautiful
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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