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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Did You Know?
In preparation for her role, Ellen Muth
wrote in a journal as her character in the movie for weeks before shooting the film. 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
It was just a bad patch.
Selena St. George
I had a fucking nervous breakdown, mother!
References The Shawshank Redemption
Night in the Afternoon
Written by Hendrik Muerkens See more