An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Bryce Dallas Howard
set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with ... See full summary »
Siddalee, a famous New York playwright, is quoted in Time magazine and infuriates her dramatic, Southern mother. A long-distant fight wages until her mother's friends (and members of the Yaya Sisterhood) kidnap Siddalee and take her "home" to the South, where they hope to explain her mother's history and to patch up the rift between mother and daughter. Written by
Greetings again from the darkness. I expected to hate this one and I was not disappointed. Way too many attempts at creating classic Hollywood dialogs. Don't writers and directors get it ... the harder you try to be cute, the less cute it is. Callie Khouri has worked her way on to my "Don't Bother" list. Her writing on "Something to Talk About" and "Thelma And Louise" and her directing and screenplay on this one have convinced me that she has nothing to say that I want to hear. This movie could be used in place of captial punishment to prevent serious crimes. One strike ... you are sentenced to watching this movie. Sandra Bullock again proves she was a flash in the pan. No longer cute and wholesome - just tiresome. Ellen Burstyn put some effort into her role because she is a true professional. Fionnula Flannigan ("Waking Ned Devine", "The Others") was a bit of kick to watch, but the talented Shirley Knight and James Garner were totally wasted. Don't know what to say about Ashley Judd - seems as if they were so thrilled to have her in the movie, they didn't know how to use her. I will give it to Maggie Smith for one of the best acting jobs while attached to an oxygen tank.
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