A Painted House
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This story takes place in Arkansas and is set in September of 1952. The Chandler family owns a farm. They grow cotton and hire both, Mexican migrant workers and Hill people, to pick their crop. The two groups clash when they meet on the Chandler farm. The story is told by 10 year old Luke Chandler. Logan Lerman gave a memorable performance as Luke. The entire cast was good, and we also enjoyed Scott Glenn in the role of Luke's grandfather.
John Grisham's books are always captivating, but this is my favorite. I wish that he would write more stories like this one. It gave us a look at America in a different era when baseball was an American past time and families worked together for a common goal. It also showed the relationship between the farmers and migrant workers who shared the responsibility of harvesting the cotton.
I loved the book and this film really does it justice. A must have for any John Grisham fans.
I do not recommend this movie if you are counting on the quality of a Grisham novel in movie form. Hold off until it is remade with a better budget and higher production values.
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This is a good break from the law stories that Grisham does - rather than being a legal thriller, this one focuses on real life type situations from this time period and gives a... Read morePublished 16 months ago by renwaldo
I liked the dynamics of the farm family back in the early 1900's and a migrant family that touched their lives.Published 18 months ago by email@example.com