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The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)

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Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting ... See full summary »

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Jodie Markell

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Tennessee Williams (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Fisher
Chris Evans ... Jimmy
Will Patton ... Mr. Dobyne
Ann-Margret ... Cornelia
Mamie Gummer ... Julie
Jessica Collins ... Vinnie
Ellen Burstyn ... Addie
Peter Gerety ... Mr. Van Hooven
Marin Ireland ... Esmeralda
Zoe Perry ... Mathilde
Barbara Garrick ... Mrs. Dobyne
Zach Grenier ... Mr. Fenstermaker
Laila Robins ... Mrs. Fenstermaker
Susan Blommaert ... Addie's Nurse
Carol Sutton ... Susie
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Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting those around her. After returning from studies overseas, Fisher falls in love with Jimmy, the down-and-out son of an alcoholic father and an insane mother who works at a store on her family's plantation. She tries to pass him off as an upper-class suitor to appease the spinster aunt who controls her family's fortune, but when she loses a diamond, it places their tenuous relationship in further jeopardy. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Mädchen mit dem Diamantohrring See more »

Filming Locations:

Alexandria, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,872, 3 January 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$119,382, 7 February 2010
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bryce Dallas Howard, who portrays Fisher, was suffering from undiagnosed postpartum depression while filming. See more »

Soundtracks

Fisher's Mood
Written and Performed by Gary Topper, Charlie Wood and Joe Restivo
Produced by Joe Mulherin
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lesser Tennessee Williams
24 March 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 1923 Mississippi. A blown dam upriver kills several people and causes extensive damage. Fisher Willow (Bryce Dallas Howard) returns to Memphis from Europe to find her father much hated for that selfish act to save his own property. She's sassy, self-obsessed, and has no one to take to come out to Memphis society. She decides to clean up longtime workhand Jimmy Dobyne (Chris Evans) to accompany her. He's a grandson to a former governor although his father (Will Patton) is a drunk and his mother is in an asylum. She borrows family heirloom diamond earrings from her aunt. She is ostracized at the party. Only her friend Julie (Mamie Gummer) invites her to a Halloween party. Fisher loses an earring on the walk up to Julie's party. Julie's cousin Vinnie (Jessica Collins) takes an immediate dislike to Fisher and a liking to Jimmy. Julie's aunt Miss Addie (Ellen Burstyn) is bedridden from her opium use in Hong Kong.

Everybody is acting bad which is fine but nobody is doing it convincingly. It's a long forgotten Tennessee Williams script and I'm not sure if it shouldn't stay that way. At least, this production does nothing to enhance it. I can overlook Howard's overacting because her character is overacting. On the other hand, I don't get Jimmy's harsh understanding of Fisher's question. It comes out of nowhere and he over-reacts out of proportion. In the end, I ship Jimmy and Vinnie far more than Jimmy and Fisher. The chemistry of Jimmy-Vinnie is already good but Jimmy-Fisher has several bad starts. Not every Tennessee diamond is flawless but even in this rough one, there are moments of beauty.


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