All his daughters are stunned, but the two eldest go along with the idea. Záhy však vyplouvají na povrch hořká tajemství a také animozity, jež před sebou sestry dlouho a pečlivě ukrývaly. Other story avenues aren't explored with any certainty, finding Rose dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis she's hopeful to beat, while her husband, Peter Kevin Anderson , goes from a supportive spouse to a wife-beating, beer-sucking monster without warning. The film's standout perf, meanwhile, comes from , who takes the relatively small role of Ginny's husband and manages to give it a degree of shading and dignity-unto-desperation. But seeing Pfeiffer ang Lange together on screen made me forget everything. The scenes that could have been written. In the heart of Iowa, Larry Cook Jason Robards has worked to maintain a sprawling farm he built with his father, ruling the land with limited patience for others, including his family.
The old man is beside himself, causing him to set off a chain of events. There's Ginny's husband, Ty Keith Carradine , who's eager to take command of the farm with his love, only to openly betray her trust midway through the movie when legal action enters the tale, siding with Larry over Ginny for no apparent reason. . But, I am astounded by the number of negative reviews that this film has received. Caroline, the youngest, who happens to be a lawyer, exercising professional caution, says she'd like to think it over a bit. The character of Larry Cook corresponds to the title character of that play, while the characters of Ginny, Rose and Caroline represent Lear's daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia.
Probably sensing this, the old-man pulls the rug out from everyone when he announces at a family dinner that he has decided to screw the government out of inheritance taxes on his choice Thousand Acres by forming a corporation where each daughter is an equal partner. Family history isn't prioritized in the story, but the screenplay by Laura Jones gives Larry a few choice scenes of remembrance, especially when he drops control of the property, leaving him without purpose, burdened with memories of masculine rule and the thrill of hard work. Ginny and Rose happily accept the lucrative agreement to live and work on the farm but Caroline abandons farming for a law career in and refuses to take part in the deal. Advertisement Among the other subjects dutifully ticked off are a husband's rejection of his wife after she has a mastectomy; a woman who has five miscarriages because no one told her the local drinking water was poisoned with pesticides; the alcoholism of the father and one of the husbands; the inadequate sexual performance of both husbands; the betrayal of Rose and Ginny by a handsome neighbor man , who is such a cad he sleeps with both of them, but only tells one about the other, and a man who buys a tractor that is three times bigger than he needs--a clear case of phallic compensation. As Rose and Ginny discover their own individual strengths in the face of adversity, they learn how to survive on their own, without the protection of the farm and the suffocating presence of their father. These great, blond, beautiful acting powerhouses, clashing and bonding and going for the throat. The screenplay is based on a novel by , unread by me, which won the - which means that either the novel or the prize has been done a great injustice.
I don't think this is well received in these times. If you haven't seen this movie or gave it a chance in the past, try watching it anew. Rose describes the visits in lurid detail, but Ginny cannot remember, although they took place as late as her 16th year; her memory lapse, I think, serves to prolong the breathless scenes of description. That bomb is dropped but, like everything else in the movie, it's abandoned before it can become something dramatically substantial. The two women also develop a strong extra-marital attachment to Jess Colin Firth , the handsome son of a neighboring farmer who is loyal to Larry. Despite the leisurely -style voice-over, Larry Cook and his kin don't convince as a Midwestern farming dynasty, while the film itself has only a picturesque sense of the land. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Jane Smiley released in 1991.
Her emotional battle to avoid harsh realities is sure to put her up for those big-time awards. A Thousand Acres 1997 A Thousand Acres Blu-ray features mediocre video and solid audio in this mediocre Blu-ray release When an aging father retires, he passes the thriving family farm on to his three daughters. Think or with an eating disorder, and you have an idea of just how simplistic that seems. It won the 1992 , the for fiction in 1991 and was adapted to. The lawsuit divides the family forever, leaving Rose and Ginny to suffer alone while realizing painful truths about their childhood. The plot also focuses on Ginny's troubled marriage, her difficulties in bearing a child and her relationship with her family. Dialogue exchanges are defined to satisfaction, preserving thespian broadness without triggering distortive extremes.
The role of the Cooks' neighbors, Harold Clark and his sons Loren and Jess, also rework the importance of Gloucester, Edgar and Edmund in King Lear. When you see them together on screen you forget all the disadvantages the movie has and there's nowhere else you want to be. The adaption seemed to lack in many ways and Jennifer Jason Leigh was unbearable. We are denied even the old man's heartbreaking deathbed scene--that goes to one of the daughters, after her second bout with breast cancer. The movie that might have been made. The movie is narrated by Ginny, the Lange character, apparently in an effort to impose a point of view where none exists.
A job exquisitely well-done, I might add! There is a very deftly handled undercurrent that adds a potent dose of tension to the film throughout. What compensation could she hope for, short of stealing him from his deathbed to hang him on a gallows? Textures aren't welcome for the most part, leaving farmland decoration and distances disappointing, while costuming also lacks touchable fabrics. Nothing compares to a movie that consistently refuses to follow your expectations. Many of the closing scenes are set in a courtroom, providing the curious experience of a movie legal case in which the audience neither understands the issues nor cares which side wins. Ginny and Rose happily accept the lucrative agreement to live and work on the farm but Caroline abandons farming for a law career in Des Moines and refuses to take part in the deal. The movie repeats the currently fashionable pattern in which men are bad and fathers are the most evil of all; there is not a single positive male character in the movie, unless you count the preacher who says grace before the church supper.
The screenplay is based on a novel by , unread by me, which won the Pulitzer Prize - which means that either the novel or the prize has been done a great injustice. The direction was very poor and the editing unacceptable. Maybe you are ready for it. A Thousand Acres 1997 Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Colin Firth, Keith Carradine, Kevin Anderson, Pat Hingle, Jason Robards, Anne Pitoniak Screenplay by: Laura Jones Production Design by: Dan Davis Cinematography by: Tak Fujimoto Film Editing by: Maryann Brandon Costume Design by: Ruth Myers Set Decoration by: Andrea Mae Fenton Art Direction by: James F. M39 T47 1991 A Thousand Acres is a 1991 novel by American author.