The movie, adapted from Allan Gurganus' 1989 book of the same name, chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a ninety-nine-year-old North Carolina woman who, at the age of fourteen, married a ...
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The movie, adapted from Allan Gurganus' 1989 book of the same name, chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a ninety-nine-year-old North Carolina woman who, at the age of fourteen, married a fifty-year-old Confederate veteran of the Civil War and bore nine children (reduced to six for television). Diane Lane stars as Lucy from her teenage years into middle age, and Anne Bancroft plays Lucy approaching her one hundredth birthday, telling her story in flashback.
I gave this movie a '10' primarily because of the acting skills and filmography. Being a Southerner, at times some movies about the South are a little hard to swallow. I found this movie very interesting as it gave insight not only into situation but the feelings and thoughts of the characters. I especially enjoyed seeing Mr. Ed Grady in the roll of Robert E. Lee. It sometimes amazes me that he is so versatile and yet has not shown up in more movies. I believe we should have more movies in which the actors are so well suited to their parts, rather than just using some of the more established names in the movie industry as 'draws', whether they have the ability to 'become' the character they are portraying or not.
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