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Plainsong (2004)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  25 April 2004 (USA)
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Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation based on the novel by Kent Haruf. Tom Guthrie (Aidan Quinn), a high school history teacher... See full synopsis »

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Victoria Roubideaux
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Raymond McPheron
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Harold McPheron
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Ella Guthrie
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Russell Beckman (as Zachery Bryan)
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Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation based on the novel by Kent Haruf. Tom Guthrie (Aidan Quinn), a high school history teacher... See full synopsis »

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When Tom's driving with his two sons there's a sign visible for the Junction of I-15 and I-84 which is in Utah and the movie takes place in Colorado. See more »

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Wonderful Utah Scenery
24 December 2004 | by (Fairbanks, U.S. Territory of Alaska) – See all my reviews

Yet again I must give thanks to Hallmark for another Hallmark Hall of Fame made-for-TV movie. "Plainsong" is not the best they've done but I don't think there's ever been a bad Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. Based upon a book by the same name, this movie really features not one or two people, it's truly an ensemble cast with Aidan Quinn at the center of it all. If I had read the book then maybe I could compare movie to book but in truth that would be completely unfair and just plain wrong as each is its own separate entity. While watching this I did get the feeling that the book sure went into detail about a whole lotta aspects of happened on here on the screen, adding a lot of great background. For instance, what the heck was wrong with Tom's (Aidan Quinn's) wife? And where was any real emotion from him about that matter? To be married to a woman with severe depression would annoy and frustrate the crap out of me yet he went about it all la di da di da ... maybe that was part of his character but it was not explained. One other thing that was a bit bothersome is the fact that there are a whole bunch of stories going on but nothing to completely connect them except for the fact they all live in the small town of Holt. BUT the fact that all these characters are in Holt is what appealed tremendously to me ... that and the beautifully framed Utah scenery. To me the small town setting within sight of the Wasatch Mountains (acting as Colorado) gave this movie a warmer feeling. I lived in Salt Lake City and viewed those mountains up and down I-15. Truly breathtaking. The mountains protected the people in this small town. Not totally for things aren't perfect there in fiction land or perfect in any real small town but there's a closer knit feeling that a community like that has. That's what's shown here in "Plainsong." People came together to help others in their time of need. The world needs more of that. This wasn't a perfect movie but it had a great idea and some fine acting. It's a shame Hallmark didn't keep this for their Hallmark Channel and expand it, making it a three hour movie. That would really have given this story a chance to grow and a chance for some of these actors to shine more than did, particularly Geoffrey Lewis. But what we have here is decent in itself. Definitely not disappointing or a waste of time. This gets a grade of almost A+ for scenery and all together a very delightful and fulfilling grade of B+


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