Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire ...
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An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.
Helena Bonham Carter,
Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring resentment and fear in some, and growth in others. Written by
Erich Boleyn <email@example.com>
This film was written and directed by a MAN, Lee David Zlotoff, whose only other major film contribution was creating the MacGyver TV series. How could such a MAN convey the deep sensitivity in 'Spitfire Grill'? Percy's boyfriend, the sheriff, and Ely all are portrayed as sensitive and caring MEN. Isn't it strange that some of the MALE film critics could not feel this film with their hearts?
MacGyver director-writer Zlotoff was honest enough to show the faults of MEN, and woman as well. Tremendous care and perception was needed to successfully convey the multi-layered messages in this film. Not only did Zlotoff do justice to MEN, but to women as well. The themes of Love, Suffering, and the Truth were all superbly enacted.
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