Cross Creek (1983)

Cross Creek (1983)

Released: 1983
Genre: Animation, Drama, Genre, Romance
Director: Martin Ritt
Starring: Peter Coyote, Rip Torn, Mary Steenburgen, ,
Run time: 127 min
IMDb: 7/10
Country: USA
Views: 97735

Synopsis

Storyline:
In 1930’s Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida’s backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.
User Reviews: Sorry – but I have to strongly disagree with anyone who thinks this movie’s boring. I think they’ve missed the point. The story is supposed to be reflective of the times in which it takes place. This is a VERY "laid-back," rural Florida. Although a "woman’s story," in a certain sense, I admire the bravery that this "genteel" woman had – just as I admire anyone who "does their own thing." She took a LOT of chances in order to follow her desire to make something of herself – on her own.

I could go on about specific points in the story, but really don’t have the time right now to do that – and, in any case, some others on here have already done that. What I will say is that this is one of the best "character studies" that I have EVER had the pleasure to see.

Perhaps we have become too accustomed to the continuous action-packed and often violent films of today for some viewers to fully appreciate a just plain good dramatic character study such as "Cross Creek." Perhaps we’ve become too used to the language in today’s films: i.e. every other word being "the f word…" Maybe that at least in part accounts for how and why some might consider a just plain down-to-earth GOOD drama as being "boring."

Give it another chance – this time watching it without expecting a "thrill ride," but rather in studying the effort in acting which goes into each and every one of the characters in the story. I guarantee that you will then appreciate it a lot more, viewing it as I believe its creators intended.

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