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In Wales, around 1800, Catherine Morgan is widowed young, her husband a war casualty whose unpaid gambling debts threaten both the loss of home and farm and destitution for her and her ... See full summary »

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Catherine Morgan
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Richard Lynch ...
Huw Williams
Richard Harrington ...
Evan
Jennifer Vaughan ...
Elen Morgan
Owen Garmon ...
Sam
Alexandra Clatworthy ...
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Anwen Williams ...
Mrs. Evans
Sioned Jones Williams ...
Ann Hughes
Ifan Huw Dafydd ...
Jenner
Nicholas McGaughey ...
Ellis (as Nick McGaughey)
Sior Llyfni ...
Edwards
Geoffrey Morgan ...
Colonel Griffiths
Mari Rowland Hughes ...
Lady Sarah
Griff Williams ...
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In Wales, around 1800, Catherine Morgan is widowed young, her husband a war casualty whose unpaid gambling debts threaten both the loss of home and farm and destitution for her and her daughters Elen and Emily. Catherine hopes to save them by selling their cattle at a distant market. She must overcome the hardships of the cattle drive across the craggy Welsh countryside as an obsessively infatuated sheriff, whom she does not love, attempts to thwart the drive; and she must work out her insecurities in her relationship to his half-brother, an experienced drover, who helps her on the drive. Written by Jerry Caplin <JCaplin001@aol.com>

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Bad acting spoiled an otherwise good B movie/chick flick
4 July 2003 | by (Georgia, United States) – See all my reviews

I know that any kind of story that seems more like a romance novel come to life is not going to be an Oscar winner. But sometimes a girl (or boy) gets in the mood for a cinematic box of chocolates. The Proposition would have fit this bill just fine if it weren't for two glaring mistakes.

1. Theresa Russell. Boy oh boy, what a terrible casting mistake. She's good in other roles that are more intense, but in this one her dramatic presence was overexaggerated. She delivered her lines like a drag queen > dramatic eyebrow lifts and over-emphatic one liners. Yuck!

2. The sex scene. It was too much lust. Lust is great, it's realistic...but only in the right vehicle. This scene would have been great in an independent or artsy film...but in a kinder, fluffier film like Proposition: less would have been so much more.

The best part of this movie was Patrick Bergen. Oh well, there's always Lifetime. LOL


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