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Mary & Tim (1996)

Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.

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Glenn Jordan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Candice Bergen ... Mary Horton
Richard Kiley ... Ron Melville
Tom McCarthy ... Tim Melville (as Thomas McCarthy)
Louise Latham ... Forbsie
Kelli Williams ... Justine Melville
Debra Mooney
Sean O'Bryan
Shirley Knight ... Esther Melville
Rosemary Dunsmore
Norman Parker
Michael Alldredge ... Steve Michaels
Larry Cedar ... Minister
Ed Evanko Ed Evanko ... David Hutman
David Fabrizio ... Bradey
Melissa Papp Melissa Papp ... Exercise Woman
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Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing. Written by Derek Chong <d2chong@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.33 : 1
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Richard Kiley, who played Tim's father Ron, also played Paddy Cleary-a character in the mini-series adaptation of "The Thorn Birds" written by Colleen McCullough, who also wrote "Tim", the book based on the original version of "Mary & Tim." See more »

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Very Good
31 August 2005 | by harrytrueSee all my reviews

"Mary and Tim" is in a lot of ways, better than the 1979 movie "Tim". One thing to note, anyone who thinks Justine is hostile in this movie (or Dawnie in the 1979 version), would be surprised by the book.

Tims' family is a aware of Marys' age in this version well than before in the book or other movie. It is a cuase of tension, but not the hostility in the two prior cases.

One difference is that this version is shot in California, as opposed to Australia. Another important version is that Mary Horton is a widow, as opposed to the two prior versions, where she was never married. As well, Mary talks about her departed mother, while in the novel, she never knew her parents.

Also, in this version, Tim is more emotionally empowered. It is him who asks Mary to marry him. Not some outsider. He also is shown to have a lot of insight into what Mary wants, well before Mary is willing to admit it to herself.

After Tim proposes marriage, before Mary responds, his father asks if he and Mary have had sex. Tim is shown as knowing about sex, although I will not say if they do have sex before marriage.

It is a very good version. I always enjoy seeing it.


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