In Texas in the 1930s, young schoolteacher Novalyne Price (Renée Zellweger) meets a handsome, eccentric, interesting young man named Robert E. Howard (Vincent D'Onofrio). He's a successful ...
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John came to Hollywood to get that one big break in life. Years have passed since and all he has to show for are a menial job, unpaid bills and airhead friends and he's getting sick of it all. Is there a way out of this downward spiral?
Two young girls start a band and open up a nightclub in town where the local kids can hang out and stay out of trouble, but they encounter opposition from local people who think rock is the... See full summary »
Two college students get a summer job on an offshore oil rig. They are soon approached by a co-worker who had earlier befriended them, and who now tries to draw them into a plot to murder the rig's crew chief.
In Texas in the 1930s, young schoolteacher Novalyne Price (Renée Zellweger) meets a handsome, eccentric, interesting young man named Robert E. Howard (Vincent D'Onofrio). He's a successful writer of the pulp stories of "Conan the Barbarian", and she's an aspiring one. A friendship develops into a sort of courtship. Based on a memoir by Novalyne Price.Written by
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The budget for this movie was set at one million three hundred thousand dollars. Due to their shortened time frame and lack of money, Vincent D'Onofrio had to convince the bond companies to let them shoot certain scenes. See more »
When the school principal welcomes the teachers for the new school year, the U.S. flag in the background has 50 stars, whereas in the 1930s the flag would have only had 48 stars. See more »
I found this movie while searching through a reduced DVD bin. But once I saw Vincent D'onofrio in the lead I knew I would not be disappointed; and of course I wasn't.
He is one of the most talented and underrated actors gracing the indie screen today. Although he has had several big budget roles (MIB-The Cell to name a couple) he is a character actor and does extremely well with character driven films.
I'd never heard of Robert E. Howard until I watched the WWW and I couldn't think of a better person to introduce him to me than Mr. D'onofrio. The way he portrays his tortured existence and his need for companionship and acceptance was done with such brilliance and conviction, you can really appreciate how much Bob Howard lived inside his own head and yet longed to be part of the world around him.
Renee Zellweger also turned in a notable performance as Novaline Price. She skillfully portrayed the love, hope and irritation she often had for Bob. Together D'onofrio and Zellwegger not only showed the pain of unrequited love, but the richness of friendship.
I recommend this film to anyone looking for great acting, wonderful cinematography and a delightful score. Curl up, turn the lights down, and enjoy. I promise the characters will stay with you long after the final credits.
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