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 Selena'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?
Kathy Bates' favorite movie role of her career. See more
In several shots of Selena driving into town, the camera mounted to the hood of the car is reflected in her sunglasses. See more
[to Dolores, who is hanging her sheets to dry
Six pins, Dolores! Six pins, not five!
Referenced in Secret Window
Night in the Afternoon
Written by Hendrik Muerkens See more