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The Wishing Tree (1999)

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After her mother's death, Clara, a middle-aged attorney, returns home to Savannah, where she begins to realize how much she misses her roots. Clara reminisces with old friends about her ... See full summary »

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After her mother's death, Clara, a middle-aged attorney, returns home to Savannah, where she begins to realize how much she misses her roots. Clara reminisces with old friends about her mother who was a legendary storyteller, but when one of the stories begins to come true, the results are frightening. Written by <goldenshadows@hotmail.com>

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Great story, bad dialect
22 March 2000 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie with well-thought-out dramatic subplots and a storyline that keeps you interested. It delves deep into the storytelling tradition of the deep south. It was filmed in Savannah, GA, making for mood-setting visuals. The only drawback that I find in the movie are the very unrealistic "southern" dialects used. This point is status quo for Hollywood. Once I got past the dialect problem, I was enchanted by the unfolding plot and great casting. Overall a wonderful movie.


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