Henry Soames owns a rural diner, and has befriended Willard Freud and Callie Wells. One day Willard and Callie get the news that Callie is pregnant, and Willard splits. Henry takes in ...
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Henry Soames owns a rural diner, and has befriended Willard Freud and Callie Wells. One day Willard and Callie get the news that Callie is pregnant, and Willard splits. Henry takes in Callie, and helps her through the pregnancy. They fall in love and get married. All is going well until Willard is back from the road and wants the baby.Written by
Aaron Alper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
[Callie has hitch hiked with a trucker to go to Indiana and just finished having a conversation about where she was going and what she was doing]
Looks like a Cock pit in here.
You like it?
[The trucker then puts the moves on Callie]
No, that's okay.
Look don't give me that.
[In a sort of high toned voice]
Look don't give me that, I hate kids.
[In a firm voice]
Look, I am not a kid.
[With a smile]
I can see that you're not.
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Inept adaptation of the John Gardner novel and a tremendous disappointment for John Gardner's fans. The film captures none of the beauty of the story and descends into the very cheapest of melodramas. The completely sympathetic character of Willard becomes a mouth-breathing villain and the gentle, pensive, shy Henry Soames is portrayed as something of a jealous lunatic and rather prone to violence in the bargain. Heather Lagenkampf is fine, however, though the script gives her very little to work with. The movie is adequately shot but is never inventive. In short, the movie is a long hard slog to watch and at no point repays the viewer's efforts.
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