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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The film depicts a full moon occurring the night before a solar eclipse. The night before such an astronomical event has to be moonless. See more
We're gonna sit down and have ourselves a drink! And after we're done - after *I'm* done, you can run upstairs and take whichever one of them little pills makes you feel the best.
Referenced in Secret Window
"Night in the Afternoon"
Written by Hendrik Muerkens See more