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Olive Kitteridge 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2014)
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A middle-school math teacher Olive and her marriage with Henry which spans 25 years.
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 29 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Frances McDormand ...  Olive Kitteridge 4 episodes, 2014
Richard Jenkins ...  Henry Kitteridge 4 episodes, 2014
Ken Cheeseman ...  Harmon Newton 4 episodes, 2014
Ann Dowd ...  Bonnie Newton 4 episodes, 2014
Adam J. Freeman Adam J. Freeman ...  Doyle Larkin 4 episodes, 2014
Donna Mitchell ...  Louise Larkin 4 episodes, 2014
Martha Wainwright ...  Angela O'Meara 4 episodes, 2014
John Gallagher Jr. ...  Christopher Kitteridge 3 episodes, 2014
Peter Mullan ...  Jim O'Casey 3 episodes, 2014
SerahRose Roth SerahRose Roth ...  Mrs. Manhattan 2 episodes, 2014
Nancy E. Carroll Nancy E. Carroll ...  Lois Granger 2 episodes, 2014
Sean Vincent Sean Vincent ...  Manhattan Child 2 episodes, 2014
Rosemarie DeWitt ...  Rachel Coulson 2 episodes, 2014
Patrick French Patrick French ...  Mr. Manhattan 2 episodes, 2014
Marianna Bassham Marianna Bassham ...  Penny 2 episodes, 2014
Devin Druid ...  Christopher (Age 13) 2 episodes, 2014
Zoe Kazan ...  Denise Thibodeau 2 episodes, 2014
JoJo Whilden ...  Aid Rite Passerby 2 episodes, 2014
Brady Corbet ...  Henry Thibodeau 2 episodes, 2014
Calder Melvoin Calder Melvoin ...  Stan the Man 2 episodes, 2014
Bill Murray ...  Jack Kennison 2 episodes, 2014
Jesse Plemons ...  Jerry McCarthy 2 episodes, 2014
Maryann Urbano Maryann Urbano ...  Linda Kennison 2 episodes, 2014
Katie Elinoff Katie Elinoff ...  Stock Girl 2 episodes, 2014
John T. Mullen ...  Kevin (Age 13) 2 episodes, 2014
Moira Driscoll ...  Mrs. Howe 2 episodes, 2014
Amanda Good Hennessey ...  Waitress 2 episodes, 2014
Anabel Graetz ...  Mrs. Merriman 2 episodes, 2014
Amanda Collins Amanda Collins ...  Nurse Patricia 2 episodes, 2014
James McMenamin ...  Tony Kuzio 2 episodes, 2014
Patrick Carroll ...  Dr. Ted 2 episodes, 2014
Maureen Keiller ...  Irene O'Casey 2 episodes, 2014
Rhet Kidd ...  Pig Mask 2 episodes, 2014
Paul Richard Yarborough ...  Ski Mask 2 episodes, 2014
Zillah Glory ...  Marlene Kuzio 2 episodes, 2014
John Vincent Mason John Vincent Mason ...  Cop 2 episodes, 2014
Christopher Jon Gombos ...  Cop 2 episodes, 2014
Frank Ridley ...  Mr. Thibodeau 2 episodes, 2014
Dee Nelson ...  Mary Blackwell 2 episodes, 2014
Sam Pannier ...  Sister-In-Law / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Adrianne Krstansky Adrianne Krstansky ...  Cynthia Bibber 2 episodes, 2014
Lucas Caleb Rooney Lucas Caleb Rooney ...  Cooper Foster 2 episodes, 2014
Richard Snee Richard Snee ...  Robert Larkin 2 episodes, 2014
Celeste Oliva ...  Morning Aide 2 episodes, 2014
Joseph Oliveira Joseph Oliveira ...  Fisherman / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community. Written by HBO

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There's no such thing as a simple life.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Olive Kitteridge See more »

Filming Locations:

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Olive's house is the same house used for the poker scenes in Larry David's Clear History (2013). See more »

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Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015) See more »

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A Life Lived
16 February 2016 | by statuskuoSee all my reviews

You could watch this series along with "Terms Of Endearment" and get a really good dose of dysfunctional family dynamics. And learn something about growing old. And that we're not all that different. You can learn a lot from tough ol' broads. Or you can resent them. The one thing we know is, they will outlive their supposed time on Earth.

The titular character is played pitch perfect by Frances McDormand. Already an old soul when we first seen her in the Coen Brothers movies, she is the epitome of hard as rock stubborn New Englander. Educated by life experiences, her harsh reality is that tragedy has shaped her into a flawed diamond. Indestructible in her set ways, she lives with regret and unknowing to her (but every clear to us) projects her resentment towards the people who actually love her. Unfortunately, in her path is her kind hearted husband Henry Kitteridge (Richard Jenkins), in a stunningly sympathetic and patient man who reaches out to help lost young girls, but does so with the distancing manner of a father. There appears a sexual predator is a foot, but that isn't Henry's nature. He is the town pharmacist who we can see may have had bigger dreams in life, but is content to fulfill his duties to the community. He's seen first as a step rug, then a sounding board, but finally…a man. All the parts of which make up a marriage in a small town community dynamic. We could've/would've/should've is pushed so far into the backburner as to cause conflict. And the developments of our youth are shaped by the overwhelming need of parents to control. You will reap what you sow. There wasn't a false moment in this mini-series. It's often painful, a lot of humor, bittersweet moments, tragedy and a lot of moments as I watched the outcome of their history turn to foreshadowed misery that I mutter "Damn…that sucks that happened." Not out of pity, but that it is a universal storyline that we all get sickened by.

There are a lot of moments of grimness. In particular, the ease of resolution and mental issues. Even as late as my own generation, mental illness was seen as an embarrassment. People were considered spazzes if they were hyperactive. Or if their parent had drug addiction or drinking problems, they'd be ignored. The kids tend to shrug that off. That's the issue though. Cause life will give us obstacles in the form of relatives or spawn. We are owed nothing, but seem to carry on this notion we're suppose to be living someone else's life. We suppress our needs, if we genuinely care about people. Lost are the times when we hold back, now is the time when people often give up too soon. Is Olive's decision to power through life unhappy the right course for you? Probably not. But it's something to be admired. This mini-series is amazing.


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