A Map of the World Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for A Map of the World the Movie

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Excellent cast; tough story, based on the novel by Jane Hamilton. Flinty would-be farm wife/mom Alice Goodwin (Weaver) hasn't endeared herself to her Wisconsin community. But she's a good deal more vulnerable than anyone suspects as Alice finds her life falling apart. Her neighbor Theresa's (Moore) daughter accidentally drowns while in Alice's care and soon after Alice is shockingly accused of sexual abuse in her role as school nurse, which lands her jail. Uneven script is part family drama, part prison drama, part courtroom drama, part melodrama, and all the drama doesn't necessarily make for a coherent movie.

Distribution

USA Home Entertainment, 1 W. Forest, Englewood, NJ 07631-4004, Phone: (201)871-1000, URL: http://www.polygram-us.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 125 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Tragedy, Women in Prison, Order in the Court, Marriage, Wisconsin
Screenplay
Peter Hedges, Polly Platt
Cast
Sigourney Weaver, David Strathairn, Julianne Moore, Ron Lea, Arliss Howard, Chloe Sevigny, Louise Fletcher
Cinematography
Seamus McGarvey
Director
Scott Elliott
Music
Pat Metheny
Producer
Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Overseas Film Group, First Look Pictures

Awards

Natl. Bd. of Review 1999: Support. Actress (Moore).

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