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The Patron Saint of Liars (1998)

A woman runs away from her husband when she discovers she is pregnant, going to a Catholic school for girls, where she meets and marries another man, who raises the child as his own. ... See full summary »

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Stephen Gyllenhaal

Writers:

Ann Patchett (novel), Lynn Roth (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Delany ... Rose Cleardon Abbott
Sada Thompson ... Sister Evangeline
Clancy Brown ... Son
Jill Gascoine ... Mother Corrine
Nancy Moore Atchison Nancy Moore Atchison ... Cecilia (age 15)
Debra Christofferson ... Sister Bernadette
Lisa Rieffel ... Beatrice
Marissa Ribisi ... Angie
John Putch ... Thomas Cleardon
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Lorraine Thomas
Mary-Joan Negro Mary-Joan Negro ... Mrs. Stanton
Ellen Burstyn ... June Clatterbuck
Anthony Mockus Sr. Anthony Mockus Sr. ... Father O'Donnell
Brett Pryor Brett Pryor ... Joseph Clatterbuck
Daria Sanford Daria Sanford ... Ann Clatterbuck
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A woman runs away from her husband when she discovers she is pregnant, going to a Catholic school for girls, where she meets and marries another man, who raises the child as his own. Meanwhile, the first husband spends 15 years searching for his wife. Written by Bill Hensley <Bill.Hensley@trw.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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Miracle of the Spring See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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It is a weak movie, but it is based on a great book.
7 March 2006 | by quixotictextSee all my reviews

It is a weak movie, but it is based on a great book. The Patron Saint of Liars is a sad story of a woman unhappy with who she is. It details how she runs from her life then she puts herself into another life. She is never quite happy with her second life either. The story is sad, but interesting. You relate to her and feel sorry for her at the same time. The movie is much slower than the book, and not as deep. The book takes you in more and allows you to relate more to the characters and their feelings. Dana Delany is kind of bland in the lead role. It does have a small early role for Maggie Gyllenhal.It is worth a watch, but definitely worth reading.


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