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Laura San Giacomo,
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Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, spirited person. She and Ethan fall in love much to the dismay of Zeena. Written by
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The town of the story, Starkfield, is fictitious. See more »
In a winter scene early in the film, a Red-eyed Vireo can be heard singing in the dead of winter in Massachusetts. These birds winter in Amazonia, and arrive in Massachusetts in late spring. See more »
[to Mattie after getting the last drop out of a bottle of cough syrup]
\If you can get the taste out, that'll do for pickles.
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I must say outright that this book is one of the best Edith Wharton books you could possibly read, so I was a little dubious going into this film.
I was pleasantly surprised though by the detail and care that the director and actors put into it, although I would quibble with one point- I found that rather than the Whartonian 'repression', the performers seemed to be awkwardly stumbling with their emotions- it's a fine line to be sure.
Liam Neeson does a wonderful job in this film, beautifully nuanced performance, and Joan Allen (as always) just about walks away with the film.
Absolutely worth a viewing, but try the book first, it's superb.
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