Passion Fish (1992)

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Passion Fish: Directed by John Sayles. With Mary McDonnell, Angela Bassett, Lenore Banks, Will Mahoney. After an accident leaves her a paraplegic, a former soap opera star struggles to recover both emotionally and mentally, until she meets her newest nurse, who has struggles of her own.

“John Sayles is one of the finest film makers around, and u0026quot;Passion Fishu0026quot; ranks as his most human, funny, and provoking film. Fueled by tremendous performances by the always reliable Mary McDonnell and the extraordinary Alfre Woodard, u0026quot;Passion Fishu0026quot; takes a slow, easy pace through the Louisiana bayous and through difficult adjustments with life. David Strathairn, Vondie Curtis Hall, are McDonnell and Woodardu0026#39;s love interests, respectively, and add wonderful colors of both subtle and flamboyant hues. We find ourselves laughing at McDonnellu0026#39;s crude humor as paralyzed soap opera actress May Alice, especially in an amusing segment in which she drives away a number of interestingly characteristic nurses. Then, May Alice meets Woodardu0026#39;s Chantelle, a Chicago woman looking to rectify her own life. Their friendship is stunning, the ride is a pure joy. u0026quot;Passion Fishu0026quot; is a quiet film, and meant for those who enjoy those voyages through life with patience, humor, and camaraderie through the most difficult of circumstances, ultimately finding the true gifts of life.”


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