Haunted by so many painful and well-hidden secrets, the former slave, Sethe, is bent on turning over a new leaf, and finding freedom for the sake of her children. Out of the blue, as Sethe struggles to grapple with her troubled past in her humble home somewhere in post-Civil-War Cincinnati, Paul D, an old familiar from the Kentucky farm euphemistically called Sweet Home, re-enters Sethe's life, eager to lend her a hand. Then, a stranger arrives in the shape of a mysterious young woman, giving rise to a series of repressed memories. But, who's that feral girl? Can Paul D help Sethe reinvent herself?Written by
A subplot in the novel, but omitted from the film, suggests that Beloved might actually be a missing woman from a nearby town, who was tortured and imprisoned by a white man. The subplot underscored Sethe's need for Beloved to be her reincarnated daughter. See more »
Where your diamonds?
Diamonds? What would I be doing with diamonds?
On your ears.
Wish I did. Come to think of it, I had some crystal once. Present from the lady I used to work for.
Tell me. Tell me your diamonds.
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In lieu of traditional opening credits, the movie begins with the camera moving through a cemetery to focus on a gravestone engraved with the sole word "BELOVED". See more »
In the version aired on television there is a deleted scene and two alternate scenes. The TV version also removes any mention of Sethe's sons. They don't exist in the TV version.
The first alternate scene is when Paul D is telling Sethe about Halle being in the loft. In the theatrical you see Paul D quoting Halle. In the TV version there is a flashback to Halle (Hill Harper) saying "The loft."
The second alternate scene in the prayer group discussing how to deal with Sethe being haunted by Beloved. In the theatrical there is a line about Sethe being like batter. In the Tv version that is removed and there is a line inserted from another woman saying "I don't mind a little communication between worlds but this is invasion" and another character says "we better get to work and pray"
The deleted scene added for the TV version has Stamp Paid asking Paul D if beloved is his problem and not what Sethe did. See more »
Arranged and Performed by Enoch Brown
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what the hell was with that?
now i've seen a lot of bad movies, this wasn't really that bad a movie, the acting was pretty good, the story was interesting and the general feeling of the movie was okay.
normally i'm pretty forgiving about technical glitches and it's other people who complain about it, but i swear i spent more time trying to spot the mic or the boom then i did watching the movie! it was bad bad bad! and then, just to top it all off nicely, there was a 10 second scene of a deer in a field, only the top third of the screen was a road with cars driving by!?!?!?! this is supposed to be 1873 (or something...) what's with the cars?
did *ANYONE* actually watch this movie before they released it? i'm embarrased for oprah and danny glover that their names were on it... sheesh. i hope someone got fired over this, cause other wise it would have only been a sorta crappy movie.
and why isn't everyone else commenting on this either... there are all the comments about the movie... but no one noticed the cars? this wasn't subtle or anything.
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