After the Civil War, a group of fearless Southern plantation women band together to rescue two young girls (one African-American and one Cherokee Indian) who are kidnapped by KKK members after witnessing the lynching of a black landowner.
Janey is on vacation with her brother, Jim, mother, Kate, and father Ed, at their beach house on the Mahurangi Peninsual in New Zealand. Ed and Kate, who are on the verge of divorce, sit around in the back yard all day drinking whiskey and Janey and Jim are left to their own devices. Cady, a local boatee who is having an affair with Kate, catches Janey's pubescent eye. In response to his wife's drinking problem and recurring infidelity, Ed turns to alcohol, ignoring his children almost as much as his wife, which eventually leads to a character's fate.Written by
One of his whiskey bottles has a barcode. Barcodes in this form were not adopted until 1973 and were not used on products until 1974. The scene is set in 1972. See more »
Take that to your mother, please.
She's got legs.
Take it to her anyway.
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Written by Neil Finn (as N. Finn)
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I fail to see what the title had to do with the film, but that aside, Rain is a terrific tribute to the director, Christine Jeffs, and both the adult and actors. Right from the beginning, I could strongly sense the barren atmosphere of the location and the self-destructive behaviour of the adults. The acting of the girl/woman and her little brother was stunning, and credit must go to Christine Jeffs for ensuring that exactly the right tone was struck throughout. It so easily could have been a creepy Disney effort had the script not been so deftly performed and directed by such a skilled team. There could hardly be an adult watching this wonderful film who did not have their own childhood flooding back as they watched the girl/woman and her brother interact.
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