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Grand Isle (1991)

Unrated | | Drama | 15 November 1991 (USA)
An adaptation of Kate Chopin's "The Awakening," about a Victorian woman who rebels against the societal norms of her time.

Director:

Mary Lambert

Writers:

Kate Chopin (novel), Hesper Anderson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly McGillis ... Edna Pontellier
Jon DeVries Jon DeVries ... Leonce Pontellier
Adrian Pasdar ... Robert Lebrun
Ellen Burstyn ... Mademoiselle Reisz
Julian Sands ... Alcee Arobin
Anthony DeSando ... Victor Lebrun
Glenne Headly ... Adele Ratignolle
Michael Audley Michael Audley ... Dr. Mandelet
Marion Zinser Marion Zinser ... Maria Lebrun
Marianne Mason Marianne Mason ... Julia Highcamp (as Mary Ann Mason)
Patrick Weathers ... Mr. Merriman
Taylor Simpson Taylor Simpson ... Mrs. Merriman
Ron Millkie ... Alphonse Ratignolle
Avery Jolly Avery Jolly ... Raoul Pontellier
Chad Folse Chad Folse ... Etienne Pontellier
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An adaptation of Kate Chopin's "The Awakening," about a Victorian woman who rebels against the societal norms of her time.

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Her unfulfilled passion was awakened on...

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'isola dell'amore See more »

Filming Locations:

Apalachicola, Florida, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although this movie was released under a different title, it is an adaptation of the 1899 Kate Chopin novel The Awakening. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz in G-flat, Opus 70 #1
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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It's not that bad.
28 August 2007 | by brucecogginSee all my reviews

Beautifully staged and photographed, I did not find the film so bad as the first reviewer. McGillis is indeed turgid, but the other actors generally do at least as well as they should. Pasdar is, in fact, rather good.

More important, the movie does violence to the story in at least two important ways. First, Chopin in no way implies that Edna and Robert ever bedded one another. The movie, though we see no congress (as we do between Edna and Arobin), strongly implies they are in fact lovers, tainting their amour with the potential for guilt, of which the book knows nothing. Second, the movie jumps right past the real reason Robert decides to leave Edna, viz. because he wants to marry her, something she would not do if she could. The realization that her rather illusionary perception of Robert is off the mark is part of what sends her on the long swim. Even the man she has her heart set on would put her right back in the cage.

As the movie tells the story, Edna ends up a desperate housewife whose amour manqué ends in a punitive suicide. She'll show them! The story has problems enough without those deviations.


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