Brush with Fate (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  2 February 2003 (USA)
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The story of a painting as it moves from owner to owner through the centuries.



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The story of a painting as it moves from owner to owner through the centuries.

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A mystery hidden for generations. Now the truth will finally be revealed.







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2 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Brush with Fate (#52.2)  »

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A nice drawback to the power of a Painting
3 February 2003 | by (Antioch, California) – See all my reviews

This made for TV movie presented by Hallmark was something I looked forward to seeing this Sunday, since it dealt with the painter Johannes Vermeer (a favorite painter of mine) and how a certain painting of his got in the hands of an eccentric woman and her father. The woman is Glenn Close, looking very mousy and spinster-ish, she tells the story to a young man (Thomas Gibson) of how that painting turned out to be in her family. The performance by Kelly Macdonald (Gosford Park) is the highlight of the movie as she plays it like a young Kate Winslet, with a lot of fire and mischief in her eyes. The performances were much better for an actuall theatrical release. Too bad the ending was rather lame, and left many questions unanswered about Glenn Close's character. Still, if you have a fascination with paintings and the stories behind them, this is truly a nice piece of Made for TV fanfare. If you still want more, watch the movie "The Red Violen" for a similiar story and intrigue.

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