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Blessing -- Blessing is an emotionally charged drama about a young woman's struggle to reconcile family expectations with personal dreams.

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12 April 1995 (USA) See more »
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Blessing is an emotionally charged drama about a young woman's struggle to reconcile family expectations with personal dreams. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Tom Carey ... Snuff

Carlin Glynn ... Arlene
Guy Griffis ... Jack
Melora Griffis ... Randi
Randy Sue Latimer ... Fran
Clovis Siemon ... Clovis
Frank Taylor ... Early

Gareth Williams ... Lyle

Directed by
Paul Zehrer 
 
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Paul Zehrer 

Produced by
Mark Bardorf .... co-executive producer
Christopher A. Cuddihy .... executive producer
Joseph Marger .... associate producer
Melissa Powell .... producer
Paul Zehrer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph S. DeBeasi 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Kazmierski 
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Morreale 
Paul Zehrer 
 
Casting by
Cassandra Han 
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
 
Production Design by
Steve Rosenzweig 
 
Costume Design by
Janie Bryant  (as Katherine Jane Bryant)
 
Production Management
Diane Fitzpatrick .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bove .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jason Canovas .... adr editor
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor
Derek Felska .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Clemence .... key grip
Melvin Pukowsky .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Jason Canovas .... assistant editor
V. Renee Taylor .... apprentice editor
 

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94 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Honest, True-to-Life Characters...!!!, 11 July 2007
Author: olsonmary from Allentown, PA

Watched "Blessing" with my husband a few weeks ago.  This film has a terrific feel and incredible honesty!  It shows us characters at their worst and at their best without maneuvering us into judging them.  These are real people -- not monsters or saints, just human beings.

Set on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, the film's story focuses on Randi, a 20-something daughter who is struggling to find a way to leave the famlily farm.  She's stopped by her devotion to Clovis, her younger brother, as well as her jealous mother and an over-worked father. When Randi meets Lyle, the local milk truck driver and amateur astrologer, she finally decides to leave, a decision that tears the family apart.

As it's a film about small town America and the question of freedom vs. family that reminded me of "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" -- but this film is a less quirky, more true-to-life portrayal.

"Blessing" is hopeful, real and leaves you with the sense that you've learned something about familes, life, and personal triumph.

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