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A Thousand Acres (1997)

R  |   |  Drama  |  19 September 1997 (USA)
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"King Lear" set on a farm in Iowa.

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A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories. Written by Jason Englisbe <zzenglisbej@winthrop.edu>

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Best friends. Bitter rivals. Sisters.

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Rated R for some strong sexual language | See all certifications »

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19 September 1997 (USA)  »

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1000 Morgen  »

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$2,931,762 (USA) (19 September 1997)

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DEM 193,823 (Germany) (26 June 1998)
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The film took 5 years to be made, despite being based on a Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. When the film was released, it was met with poor reviews and dismal box-office returns. See more »

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The film is set in Iowa but there is a State of Illinois certification sticker on the church kitchen-window frame. See more »

Quotes

Rose: Don't make me feel sorry for myself. The more pissed off I am, the better I feel.
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Featured in The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) See more »

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The Ring
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Written by William Topley, Mike Westergaard, Luke Brighty and Kevin Himeknowles
Performed by William Topley
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Licensing
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Surprisingly good
31 March 2000 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

I didn't actually have high hopes for this film because I had read some critics reviews when it first came out. I have not read the novel either. I thought the film was very well done and was moved by it. I agree that many of the supporting characters are underdeveloped but I could overlook that because I knew what was motivating the main characters. The two lead actresses are brilliant, especially Jessica Lange, who deserved an Oscar nomination for this. I loved the way her character slowly changed through the movie and Lange can evoke so much emotion in the viewer with something as small as a hand gesture. Pfieffer is strong as well although the story mainly revolves around Ginny and I don't really see why Pfieffer gets first billing here. I strongly recommend the film, espeically on dvd.


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