A Woman of Independent Means (1995)

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Bess Steed marries her childhood sweetheart in the early part of the 20th century and begins a life in the high society of Dallas, Texas. As time goes by, things do not work out as she ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Bess Steed marries her childhood sweetheart in the early part of the 20th century and begins a life in the high society of Dallas, Texas. As time goes by, things do not work out as she expects. Her husband dies of influenza, and she finds that she must pick up and carry along with her life. She proves to be a strong, commited, and loving individual who attracts new loves into her life and finds that she can take good care of the old ones. Despite further tragedy in losing her oldest son, and a second marriage that is not all that she expects it to be she continues to survive as independently as she has discovered the courage to do so. Written by CD

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements
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The main character has three children: two boys, Robin and Drew, and then a daughter, Eleanor. As the children grow older the daughter seems to become the middle child and Drew the youngest. See more »

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Featured in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

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11 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brilliantly written and what a cast of actors! When I saw the length of this, I thought I would never be able to stay awake to watch it in its entirety, but that was no problem. Instead, I found that I didn't want it to end!

Sally Field, once again, is a gem. Such talent in that little gal. It seems that she just gets better and better. Also, no matter how old they attempt to make her look, she just doesn't look old!

I related so much to her character, trying to stay in her daughter's life, feeling useless as she realized she was getting older, watching those around her die. It was very moving. Wish there was a "Sam" in my life.


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