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Dolores Claiborne (1995)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  24 March 1995 (USA)
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A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.

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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>

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They were separated by a death...and reunited by a murder. See more »


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Rated R for language and domestic abuse | See all certifications »

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$24,361,867 (USA)
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A fire on the set in Nova Scotia, Canada, caused one million dollars damage. See more »

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In several shots of Selena driving into town, the camera mounted to the hood of the car is reflected in her sunglasses. See more »

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Vera Donovan: [Vera is ringing a bell] Doloooress!...
Dolores Claiborne: Hell's bells. Look who's up.
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Referenced in The Ring (2002) See more »

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Night in the Afternoon
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A great movie!
24 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I fell in love with this movie and that is a feeling I still have today. I especially love the blue tint that they put in the film....it encapsulates the cold and barren feeling of the house and the previous events. I give this movie a ten because the acting is amazing, the scenery is beautiful and the transition between the past and the present is seamless. My two favorite actresses in the movie are Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kathy Bates. They did an amazing job of portraying a estranged mother and daughter too haunted by past events to once again come together. The movie is a must see for everyone and it helps greatly to read the book before seeing the movie. I believe this movie should have received more than one award.


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