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A Map of the World (1999)

R | | Drama | 21 January 2000 (USA)
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A woman's life falls apart after she's blamed for an accident on her property.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alice Goodwin
Dara Perlmutter ... Emma Goodwin
... Howard Goodwin
Kayla Perlmutter ... Claire Goodwin
... Wilma Becker
... Robbie Mackessy
... Theresa Collins
... Carole Mackessy
Richard McMillan ... Lloyd
Hayley Lochner ... Audrey Collins
Victoria Rudiak ... Lizzy Collins
... Dan Collins
Brenda Robins ... Mrs. Bowman
Colleen Williams ... Nurse
Sarah Rosen Fruitman ... Little Alice
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School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's child, the town turns against her and Alice finds herself fighting charges of child abuse. Written by ccampbell

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A story about the amazing places life can take you. See more »

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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

O Mapa do Mundo  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$14,017, 5 December 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$544,538, 9 July 2000
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Alice Goodwin: I am trying to have a complete nervous breakdown, and no one will let me do it in peace!
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Fall from grace..
19 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

There are movies which are absorbing just because there are actors who are able to transcend an academic directing :Sigourney Weaver is part of them ,and she gets fine support from the whole cast (with the eventual exceptions of the two lawyers ,two cardboard characters,and some of the jail inmates).

"Crime and punishment" would be another apt title for "map" :that's the book the heroine claims (along with Laura Ingalls Wilder's "little house",a return to childhood's kingdom,"Walnut Grove" being another world like the one she drew on her map) when she's in jail.Sigourney Weaver portrays a woman with a strong guilty feeling because of two events in her life (one minor with a pupil,another one,quite tragic).When she's unfairly charged with abuse,she accepts the punishment.When she's in jail,she's beaming,and nobody really understands her.More,she still thinks it's not enough (the self-inflicted wounds are revealing).It takes all Weaver's talent to make this complex character credible .Moore's evolution makes sense as well.She too feels guilty and her behavior does not shock.

"Map" tells a story which concerns us all: Its core is responsibility. Recommended.


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