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Places In The Heart(1984)

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  • Marvelous film

    • Alice
    • 7/2/17

    You've shown this twice recently. I have been blessed to see parts of this film each time. Please, would you give me the opportunity once more to watch and enjoy this wonderful film in its entirety? Please show it again. It is really worth seeing. Thank you so much.

  • places in the heart

    • kevin sellers
    • 12/17/14

    Sure, it's Hollywood cornpone (You know, A poor widow and an African American bum, two of society's losers, manage to team up to save the family farm, kinda like Rocky in the fields) but it's cornpone of a high order, because, along with the sentimental elements, you have some rather acute observations on the social, sexual, and racial mores of a small East Texas town in the Depression. Roger Ebert didn't like the juxtaposition of the farm story with the town adultery story, but I thought it worked with the overall theme of the movie, which was an examination of both the ennobling and corrupting elements of a rural community. I also don't agree with Ebert that the ending is "unearned." A religious sensibility pervades the entire movie, especially with Sally Field's widow taking in society's lost lambs, played by John Malkovich and Danny Glover and the adulterous couple, played by Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, ultimately renouncing sin to stay with their spouses. Therefore, the ending, which shows the bigger church of humanity, the living and the dead, seems to me to fit right in. As for the acting, it's all good. Field is more controlled than usual and Malkovich shows he can play a decent as opposed to a weird human being. Danny Glover, as always, is excellent and even Ed Harris, with his out of place New York accent, manages not to muck things up, as he usually does. Let's give it a B plus. (A little too much ethanol for an A)

  • Places of the Heart (1984)

    • James Higgins
    • 3/11/10

    A wonderfully simple film, lovingly detailed art direction and costume design. The cinematography is excellent. The performances from everyone are notable. Sally Field gives a very convincing and heartfelt performance. The supporting cast is exemplary. Ed Harris, Lindsay Crouse, Amy Madigan, John Malkovich, and in particular Danny Glover. Impressive production throughout. There are a couple of scenes that are a little overdone, the tornado and the endless cotton picking scene, but overall the film comes together very well and it always held my interest throughout.

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