Earthly Possessions Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Earthly Possessions the Movie

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Sarandon can't really pass for a drab housewife but she does her best in this adaptation of Anne Tyler's novel. Charlotte Emory (Sarandon) is the very sheltered wife of a smalltown minister (Sanders), who longs for a break from her tedious routine. She gets her chance when she's unexpectedly taken hostage by would-be bankrobber, Jake Simms Jr. (Dorff), who suffers from impulse control problems and continual bad luck. Both their fortunes change when Jake forces Charlotte on the road with him (he wants to see his pregnant girlfriend) and an increasingly close bond forms between the two strangers as they try to stay out of police custody.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Books to Film: Anne Tyler, Road Trip, Kidnapped!, Comedy Drama, Pregnant Pauses
Steven Rogers
Susan Sarandon, Stephen Dorff, Jay O. Sanders, Liz) Moss Elissabeth (Elisabeth Elizabeth, Margo Martindale
David Franco
James Lapine
Stephen Endelman
Rastar Productions, HBO Pictures

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