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Rich in Love (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama | 5 March 1993 (USA)
Charleston, South Carolina. The Odoms have lived a life of the traditions of the American south in their longtime, large family beach front home. That tradition is turned upside down when ... See full summary »

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Charleston, South Carolina. The Odoms have lived a life of the traditions of the American south in their longtime, large family beach front home. That tradition is turned upside down when younger daughter, bright high school senior Lucille Odom, arrives home to find a note from her mother, Helen Odom, that note which states that she has left for good. This move has been a long time coming for Helen, although the actual act was somewhat spontaneous based on evidence around the family home. The family patriarch, retired Warren Odom, believes his wife will eventually return. To help with the situation, Warren and Lucille request the return of Warren's eldest daughter/Lucille's older sister, Rae Odom. However, Rae has her own issues as she arrives with her new Yankee husband, Billy McQueen, and news that they got married because she's pregnant, about which she doesn't seem too happy. These goings-on affect impressionable Lucille the most, she who is trying to find her own way in life and ... Written by Huggo

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5 March 1993 (USA)  »

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L'amour en trop  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,149,735 (USA)
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Prior to their separation, the amount of time that the marriage between Helen Odom (Jill Clayburgh) and Warren Odom (Albert Finney) had run for was twenty-seven years. Clayburgh had previously played a rejected wife in An Unmarried Woman (1978) whilst Finney had portrayed the husband in a divorce in Shoot the Moon (1982). See more »

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Features The Old Maid (1939) See more »

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I've Been Loving You Too Long
Written by Otis Redding & Jerry Butler
Performed by Suzie Rose (as Suzanne Benson)
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Meandering Southern tale touches the heart.
14 April 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

As her family begins to unravel, young Lucille Odom (Kathryn Erbe) enburdens herself with the job of holding the whole deal together, including a casual father (Albert Finney) and a wild older sister (Suzi Amis).

Erbe, a Chicagoan who does far too much work on stage and too little on film (What About Bob?), is wonderful, Finney, brilliant. The story does tend to wander, and each of the new characters that crosses our path (including Piper Laurie and Alfre Woodard) tend to show us as many weaknesses as strengths. Such is the honesty of the tale.

The Southern (Charleston?) setting is wonderfully comfortable-we ride the visual images as much as the heartfelt characters. The whole thing has a Hallmark Hall of Fame feeling---with not the perfunctory payoff in the end

I like this film very much.


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