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Miracles happen in unexpected places, even on death row at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. There John Coffey, a prisoner with supernatural powers, brings a sense of spirit and humanity to his guards and fellow inmates. Tom Hanks leads a stellar cast (including Michael Clarke Duncan as Coffey) in this emotional, uplifting story of guards and captives; husbands and wives; prisoners and a remarkable mouse named Mr. Jingles; and, on another level, of a moviemaker and his source. Frank Darabont returns after his 1994 directorial debut The Shawshank Redemption to adapt another Stephen King tale into a crowd-pleasing entertainment nominated for four Academy Awards?, including Best Picture.]]>
"The book was better" has been the complaint of many a reader since the invention of movies. Frank Darabont's second adaptation of a Stephen King prison drama (The Shawshank Redemption was the first) is a very faithful adaptation of King's serial novel. In the middle of the Depression, Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) runs death row at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Into this dreary world walks a mammoth prisoner, John Coffey (Michael Duncan) who, very slowly, reveals a special gift that will change the men working and dying (in the electric chair, masterfully and grippingly staged) on the mile . As with King's book, Darabont takes plenty of time to show us Edgecomb's world before delving into John Coffey's mystery. With Darabont's superior storytelling abilities, his touch for perfect casting, and a leisurely 188-minute running time, his movie brings to life nearly every character and scene from the novel. Darabont even improves the novel's two endings, creating a more emotionally satisfying experience. The running time may try patience, but those who want a story, as opposed to quick-fix entertainment, will be rewarded by this finely tailored tale. --Doug Thomas
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John is quiet and respectful of other people unlike a fellow prisoner. He also has special powers that manifest themselves in front of the eyes of the death row guards. They begin to doubt that John Coffey is a murderer, but.....
This is a superb story that has been brought to the media of film in a perfect way. The casting for the actors in this movie was one of the best I have ever seen. The acting is astounding and the entire cast is perfect for their roles. It is a story about the supernatural powers of one man and the evil that exists in the world. John Coffey knows who killed the girls and in his own way he finds some retribution for the crime.
This is an outstanding movie and if you like Stephen King you will absolutely love this movie!
If you like Stephen King stories, then this is one that becomes a masterpiece when it is put into film. I highly recommend that you watch this film and enjoy it.
The DVD is a real treat. The film to video transfer cannot be faulted; picture and sound are both sharp and clear. And there are some great bonus features, including the theatrical trailer and a short production documentary (make sure you watch this all the way to end -- past the credits -- or you'll miss a great comedic payoff). "The Green Mile" is solid gold, and this is one DVD that deserves a space in your home theatre library.