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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama | 18 January 1991 (UK)
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Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Walter Bridge
... Harriet
... India Bridge
... Carolyn Bridge
John Bell ... Douglas Bridge - as a boy
... Ruth Bridge
... Dr. Alex Sauer
Remak Ramsay ... Virgil Barron
Addison Myers ... Man at Businessmen's Table
Roger Burget ... Man at Businessmen's Table
... Grace Barron
... Mr. Gadbury
... Mabel Ong
Al Christy ... Judge
... Plaintiff
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It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and the complications are derived from that they have a more modern view of life. Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Divided by time and tradition. United by love and hope. The story of an unforgettable family.

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Cenas de uma Família  »

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$7,698,010
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1.85 : 1
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
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A bit different
9 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is definitely a nitch film that will not appeal to a mass audience. It's a rather uneventful story of a mid-western upper class WASP family, and the cultural milieu of their times. Set in the time frame of pre-World War II America, it is a series of vignettes of various characters' lives. Everything about the production is first class; from the acting to the lush settings. This is a film for those who prefer subtlety over action. This ain't a popcorn film, it is a movie for a quiet time where you can sit back and watch a serious character study. Too, a knowledge of the history of the time would be nice -- but not essential. I'll give it a solid *8*.


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