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A Map of the World (1999)

R | | Drama | 21 January 2000 (USA)
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A woman's life falls apart after she's blamed for an accident on her property.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's child, the town turns against her and Alice finds herself fighting charges of child abuse. Written by ccampbell

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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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O Mapa do Mundo  »

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$14,017 (USA) (3 December 1999)

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$544,538 (USA) (7 July 2000)
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Alice Goodwin: I am trying to have a complete nervous breakdown, and no one will let me do it in peace!
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Drab and soapy
27 May 2006 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

At the heart of Scott Elliot's drab, soapy screen version of Jane Hamilton's novel is a terrific performance by Sigourney Weaver as a woman accused of child abuse. She is a school nurse who hates her job, is unhappy in her marriage and in whose care her best friend's daughter drowns. Jail is a kind of redemption. The film ought to shake you up, but Elliot imbues it with a kind of cold, clinical detachment. It's like a blueprint for emotion and, while Weaver is very powerful, the material never touches you. As the friend whose daughter dies, Julianne Moore touches a few nerves and David Strathairn is very fine as Weaver's dull, uncomprehending, caring husband. But they are all acting in a vacuum. You don't care what happens to anybody.


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