In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and ... See full summary »
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A young man named Victor realizes the shortcomings of the Utopian ideals on the hippie commune where he was raised. Victor's mother is funding the commune where the guru Insley hypnotizes ... See full summary »
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Andie MacDowell portrays a woman who is tormented by the ghost of her abusive, alcoholic husband. She must come to terms with the past if she is to find peace and love. Samuel le Bihan is a... See full summary »
Two grieving women - Ria, a Dublin mom whose husband discloses he's in love with a woman already pregnant, and Marilyn, a Connecticut Yankee whose son has died - swap houses for a couple months. Marilyn finds solace in Ria's garden and becomes friends with Colm, a local with a restaurant and his own demons. Ria gets a job cooking, has a date or two, and gradually comes out of her shell. Meanwhile, Ria's husband Danny has problems, economic and personal, that may bring more ruin to those close to him. The house on Tara Road comes to stand for the past, for possibilities, and for what can be lost. Written by
Maeve Binchy, author of the novel on which the movie is based, makes an uncredited cameo as a restaurant patron. She can be glimpsed seated at the end of the bar, right after the scene where Ria offers to take the job advertised at the restaurant cashier's counter. See more »
The US scenes supposedly take place in New England, but include a shot of an Interstate 75 road-sign. I75 goes nowhere near the east coast. See more »
I've read all of Maeve Binchy's books, including Tara Road, and love them all to varying degrees. I enjoyed the film adaptation of 'Circle of Friends', so had hopes for this. I was greatly let down. Key to my disappointment was that I genuinely liked the book. But even standing alone, this film was so bad, it was laughable. I actually stopped watching it 3/4 of the way through. The actors were miscast, the actual acting was poor, the screenplay was badly done. The American characters were regrettable clichés, and the scene where Marilyn's family tragedy occurred was beyond dreadful. This was quite possibly one of the worst movies I've ever seen; it was so bad I thought it had to be a joke. The book was heartwarming and genuine, the movie was the complete opposite. Don't waste your time.
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