Dolores Claiborne works as a maid for a wealthy woman in remote Maine. When she is indicted for the elderly woman's murder, Dolores' daughter Selena returns from New York, where she has become a big-shot reporter. In the course of working out the details of what has happened, as well as some shady questions from the past and Selina's troubled childhood, many difficult truths are revealed about their family's domestic strife. This is cleverly portrayed with present reality shot in cool blue tones blending seamlessly into flashbacks shot in vivid color. As small town justice relentlessly grinds forward, surprises lie in store for the viewers.... Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Sometimes, an accident can be an unhappy woman's best friend
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Did You Know?
The ferry at the end of the movie is called the "Joshua Slocum", named for the first person to circumnavigate the globe alone. See more
During the flashback scene in the kitchen which culminates with Joe hitting Dolores across the back, the thickness of the roll of kitchen paper hanging underneath the cupboard behind Dolores changes drastically at one point. See more
[Dolores is crying in front of Vera in the drawing room
I insist that all women who have hysterics in my drawing room call me by my Christian name.
References The Shawshank Redemption
Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Milton Ager
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