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
See more »
Did You Know?
Since Delores worked and lived in Vera's home, one would expect to find her hair, blood and DNA (if DNA testing was done at that time) in the home. So the hair and blood samples collected by the detective would not help to prove Delores murdered Vera. Furthermore, the postman came into Vera's home every day at noon, his DNA would be in that house as well. See more
Go ahead, Joe! All I ask is that you do it quick, and don't let Selena see the mess when it's over!
You wanna run me down, go ahead. You can be as mean and hurtful as you want, but this is the last time you will ever hit me! You do it again, one of us is goin' to the boneyard!
Night in the Afternoon
Written by Hendrik Muerkens See more