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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 »

Director:

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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It is Unanimous
16 November 2008 | by rsternesqSee all my reviews

Another voice added to the comment choir. This is a pretty awful movie that allows one to wander the house, do laundry, read a book (even the book upon which the movie is based) and still be bored with it (the movie that is). Add my vote to those who hated the lead character. She isn't presented as a patron saint but more of an excellent liar and fairly worthless character. People like Rose may have a few screws loose or lost but whatever the reason for her behavior, I can't work up the empathy to care. Gist of review: Sticking with this movie is like watching the wrong shade of paint dry on your walls so you can finally repaint with a better color. Fortunately, viewers can avoid the wait by just changing the channel.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miracle of the Spring See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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