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The Lotus Eaters (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama | October 1993 (USA)
It's 1964 on one of the Gulf Islands off the coast of Vancouver, BC. The Kingswoods - father Hal, mother Diana, late teen-aged daughter Cleo, adolescent daughter Zoe, and Hal's long widowed... See full summary »

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It's 1964 on one of the Gulf Islands off the coast of Vancouver, BC. The Kingswoods - father Hal, mother Diana, late teen-aged daughter Cleo, adolescent daughter Zoe, and Hal's long widowed mother Flora - are one of the leading families of the community. Hal is the principal of the public school. Diana knits goods for sale. They both tend to their small farm on the side, raising a small herd of pigs every year. And the family enjoys many of the activities that most islanders do such as sailing and hanging out on the beach. Beyond Hal and Diana not really understanding what Cleo sees in her boyfriend, Dwayne Spittle, their life seems perfectly and idyllically west coast on the surface. But underneath that surface bubbles a few problems with which each individual involved doesn't want to deal. The first is a secret which Flora has been hiding for decades which has the potential to estrange her from Hal. And the second manifests itself with the arrival of new native francophone ... Written by Huggo

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Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
Written by Frankie Lymon (as Frank Lymon) and George Goldner
Published by Longitude Music Co. & Full Keel Music Co.
Performed by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
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1960s British Columbia
15 June 2012 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"The Lotus Eaters" might be hard for you to find, but if you can, you should definitely see it. It looks at the changes that take place in a small town off the coast of British Columbia after a new teacher arrives in the mid '60s. The principal resists her progressive goals, but even he might be able to change.

The movie starts with a chat between the main family's daughter and her friend: her friend tells her that the Beatles will be coming. This immediately identified that it was going to be a good movie, and the movie gets better still as it progresses. I recommend it, and in the off chance that you can find a copy of it, you should definitely see it.

So yes, run away, Mortimer and Ogilvy.


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