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The Patron Saint of Liars (1998)

A woman runs away from her husband when she discovers she is pregnant, going to a Catholic school for girls, where she meets and marries another man, who raises the child as his own. ... See full summary »

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Rose Cleardon Abbott
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A woman runs away from her husband when she discovers she is pregnant, going to a Catholic school for girls, where she meets and marries another man, who raises the child as his own. Meanwhile, the first husband spends 15 years searching for his wife. Written by Bill Hensley <Bill.Hensley@trw.com>

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At last! A Sada Thompson movie on video
2 May 2005 | by (Evanston, IL) – See all my reviews

Ann Patchett's book is much better but as movie adaptations go this is fine. It is worth watching just to see the great Sada Thompson as Sister Evangeline. That doesn't mean the other actors aren't fine it is just that Sada stands out. People may wonder why Dana Delaney sets off for Kentucky. I read the book so long ago I don't know if this was gone into. There is also fine work from Clancy Brown who plays Mr. Niceguy. A far cry from the demonic minister he played on two seasons of HBO'S CARNIVALE. The featured players are good too. Filmed on location in North Carolina which probably comes close to Kentucky where the story takes place. Read the book and watch the movie and see why Sada Thompson is one of America's finest actresses.


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