Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home.
The Countess Sofya, wife and muse to Leo Tolstoy, uses every trick of seduction on her husband's loyal disciple, whom she believes was the person responsible for Tolstoy signing a new will that leaves his work and property to the Russian people. Written by
During the last year Tolstoy lived wasn't there about to be a great upheaval in the world? The great war was about to start. The Russian revolution was a few years away. There was turmoil and strife in the air everywhere. But not in this movie. Yes, it is about Tolstoy and his life but didn't he live in a world in upheaval that pushed his philosophy? Wasn't there a context??? Not in this movie. This movie was like watching a story that takes place in 1775 without any mention of the revolution about to take place with no mention of the mood of the people. Though this is my main gripe I have others. Overacting, poor story writing among others. This could have been a great movie; the life of the people populating it were of a grand scale. But this movie doesn't do it. It is more of a soap opera than anything else, with people shouting and crying and falling down. What about the literature. Hardly a mention. Don't waste your time; read the books!
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