The movie, adapted from Allan Gurganus's 1989 book of the same name, chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a 99-year-old North Carolina woman who at age 14 married a 50-year-old Confederate ...
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The movie, adapted from Allan Gurganus's 1989 book of the same name, chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a 99-year-old North Carolina woman who at age 14 married a 50-year-old Confederate veteran of the Civil War and bore nine children (reduced to six for television). Diane Lane stars as Lucy from her teenage years into middle age, and Anne Bancroft plays Lucy approaching her 100th birthday, telling her story in flashback.
I recently watched the Netflix version (does anyone know if it was
edited a lot...curious...never saw full mini series on TV)and really
enjoyed it. This is a must see. I found this to be one of the most
romantic and endearing stories about respect, love, loyalty and the
sanctity of marriage. These days portrayed in the story are long gone
and they will never return. The cast did an incredible job: Donald
Sutherland and Diane Lane were amazing together! Sutherland plays a
Southern gentleman/heal/charmer and after reading the book there is no
one that I can imagine in that role but he. Diane Lane, Cicely Tyson,
Anne Bancroft, lets not forget Blythe Danner who in my opinion stole
every scene she was in! Incredible cast, amazing storyline it was a joy
to watch and made me want to read the book. I read the book to get some
detail and to see if there were any signifigant differences and there
is so much detail and some differences but the mini series really took
the basics and created a visual masterpiece from an incredible story. I
recommend seeing it twice because there are some scenes where it is
hard to understand due to the Southern Drawl accents and what-not. Now
that I think about it why a 9 instead of a 10? I may have decided that
there were some scenes that could have been left out but for the most
part I was really enjoying myself.
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