A Painted House (TV Movie 2003)

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A Painted House: Directed by Alfonso Arau. With Scott Glenn, Arija Bareikis, Robert Sean Leonard, Melinda Dillon. A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming season, the boy learns that his challenges guide him in discovering who he really is.

“Maybe sometimes, we forget, with our plush life and current definition of u0026quot;povertyu0026quot;, what things were like for rural u0026quot;working pooru0026quot; even as recently as the 50u0026#39;s. Survival, even for a man who owned the land, took a different strength of character. Is it good, or is it regretful those times have passed? More money yes, but were better times up North in the auto plants? I suppose, but this is nostalgia, and not bad either.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt was a good family movie, narrated like the Waltons, I kept waiting for u0026quot;goodnight Luke-boyu0026quot;. Yah, Little House on the Prairie too, a bit more reality, but did other commenters really expect this to be as complete as the book, any book? Personally, Iu0026#39;m tired of hearing book-readers whine about u0026quot;what they left outu0026quot;. Donu0026#39;t watch movies if you read the book. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is certainly wandering reminiscences, but thatu0026#39;s another type of literature too, isnu0026#39;t it? Why does every story have to be going somewhere special? To me itu0026#39;s a pretty good coming of age movie and worth the hour and a half at least, and always a pleasure watching Scott Glenn, when he gets good parts.”


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