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Rose Hill (1997)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Western  |  20 April 1997 (USA)
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Four orphan boys running from the law in New York stumble upon a baby in a carriage. They decide to head west and take the baby which they name Mary Rose with them. Eventually they set up a... See full summary »

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Mary Rose Clayborne / Victoria Elliot at 17
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Adam Clayborne
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Douglas Clayborne
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John Stringer
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Fergus Carroll
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Richard Elliot
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Young Mary Rose
Michael Alexander Jackson ...
Adam Clayborne at 15
David Klein ...
Douglas Clayborne at 13
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Cole Clayborne at 13
Blair Slater ...
Travis Clayborne at 11
Vanya Rose ...
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Four orphan boys running from the law in New York stumble upon a baby in a carriage. They decide to head west and take the baby which they name Mary Rose with them. Eventually they set up a ranch which they name Rose Hill. Mary Rose grows up to be a beautiful woman and gets involved with a man who kills one of her brothers. Her brothers then explain to her that they found her in New York and she returns to find her real family. During this time Rose Hill is falling apart since her oldest brother has fallen ill and her other two brothers have gone their separate ways. Written by imnot_deadyet@hotmail.com

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Rated PG for mild western violence
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17 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've read the book, don't watch this movie.

And if you're thinking about watching the movie, read the book instead.

I was completely disappointed in this adaptation, which seems to have retained only the names of the characters and the fact that Mary Rose was found as a baby by the brothers (although the more specific details of this have been altered as well). All I could think while watching this travesty was, a) Apparently the screenplay writer read the back copy of the novel and not Garwood's actual book and b) Thank god for Jennifer Garner and Justin Chambers (the only apparent acting talent in the movie), otherwise I'd shoot myself right now.

By the end of the movie, I was trying to figure out how Julie Garwood even allowed her name to be anywhere in the same universe as this film. I would probably have felt about ten thousand times better if this was done independent of the book, since it has practically nothing in common. And I would have been much less freaked out when Cole and Adam die (uh, yeah, in Julie Garwood world they get their own novels) and waaaaaay less weirded out when Harrison, Mary Rose's boyfriend/husband in the book shows up as her brother in the movie.

Okay, really, the message here is just read the freaking book. Pretend the movie never happened.


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