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>
They were separated by a death...and reunited by a murder.
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Did You Know?
While filming the scene on the ferry between Dolores and Selena, Jennifer Jason Leigh
became seasick. A student from the local high school was pulled out of class to act as a stand-in. See more
When hair samples are taken for analysis, they are pulled with the root intact, however, several are taken from different parts of the head/body. See more
If anyone is going to accuse me of killing my husband, go right ahead and call me Dolores!
Referenced in Storm of the Century
Night in the Afternoon
Written by Hendrik Muerkens See more