Sommersby Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Sommersby the Movie

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A too-good-to-be-true period romance based on the film "The Return of Martin Guerre." A Civil War veteran (Gere) returns to his wife's (Foster) less-than-open arms. She soon warms up to his kind, sensitive and caring manner, but can't quite believe the change that the war has wrought. Neither can the neighbors, especially the one (Pullman) who had his own eye on Laurel Sommersby. So is he really Jack Sommersby or an all too clever imposter? Lots of hankies needed for the tender-hearted. Strong performance by Foster. Filmed in Virginia (passing for the state of Tennessee.)


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Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Civil War, Period Piece: 19th Century, Postwar, Tearjerkers, I'm Not Dead, Yet!, Romantic Triangles, Role Reversal, Farm Livin', Stolen from France
Nicholas Meyer, Sarah Kernochan
Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman, James Earl Jones, William Windom, Brett Kelley, Richard Hamilton, Maury Chaykin, Lanny Flaherty, Frankie Faison, Wendell Wellman, Clarice Taylor, R. Lee Ermey
Philippe Rousselot
Jon Amiel
Danny Elfman
Arnon Milchan, Larry Brezner, Warner Bros.

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