Love Is Never Silent
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A young woman (Mare Winningham) struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her hearing-impaired parents (Ed Waterstreet, Phyllis Frelich) in this depression-era drama. A friend (Sid Caesar) sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds in marriage starts to strain under the guilt she feels for deserting her parents and the bitterness they express towards her.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medG G (General Audience)
- Package Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Director : Joseph Sargent
- Media Format : NTSC, Color
- Run time : 1 hour and 40 minutes
- Actors : Mare Winningham, Cloris Leachman, Sid Caesar, Ed Waterstreet, Phyllis Frelich
- Language : Unqualified (Stereo)
- Studio : Hallmark
- ASIN : B001VK561Q
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The previous reviewer of this DVD mentioned that it was not captioned. I am assuming that he was referring to the lack of english subtitles. If that is the case, he is correct. However, this DVD fortunately is closed captioned. If any viewers turn on the decoder in their television sets, the captioning should be viewable. Both the film and the "Making of" featurette are closed captioned.
This DVD product is highly recommended for anyone with interest in learning about Deaf people. This film is based on an excellent book which was published during the early 1970s called In This Sign by Joanne Greenberg. I would recommend anyone who views this film to also read the book.
In the tradition of 'It's a Wonderful Life', 'Love is Never Silent' is a very cumulative movie in which it prepares the viewer for the emotional scene near the end of the film. It's certainly one of the most gut wrenching scenes I've ever seen on TV.
Mare Winningham is second to none in her role as Margaret. Since her parents cannot hear, Margaret is their 'bridge' to the hearing world. Ed Waterstreet and Phyllis Frelich are quite convincing as the manipulative, deaf parents. Sid Ceasar is perfect as the kindly neighbor and friend. Cloris Leachman makes a rare departure from comedy, and clearly demonstrates her tremendous skills in drama.
I highly recommend this excellent movie. Mare Winningham learned sign language for the role (which is an impressive accomplishment).