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The performances and the originality of the script are what stand out in this film. Rosanna Arquette manages to be funny and heartbreaking at the same time. Eric Roberts is so damned sexy and appealing in this film, it's hard to understand why he didn't get more romantic leads. When Arquette's character shouts at him, "Stop looking at me with those eyes!", every woman in the audience knows what she is talking about. He is magnetic, and gives great dimension to a somewhat underwritten part. The chemistry between these two is great. All of the supporting actors give first rate performances.
Some of the quirkiness of Beth Henley's script could have been whittled down - she seems to delight in presenting odd characters for effect, such as the albino bride, schizophrenic cousin and the obese younger brother, who don't add a lot to the story, but seem like contrived distractions. These elements might work in her plays, but only take away from the development of the main characters and their relationship to each other.
What she does get right is the complex relationship between love, obsession, humor and disaster. In Henley's world, tragedy exists right around the corner from happiness, and nothing is black and white.
It was interesting to read the comments from Dean, an actor in this film. It does seem like editing might have done this one in. I could have used more development of the Riley character, a little more humor, and less parading of oddballs.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the story line of a small town girl who's trying so hard to get over her past.
It's so hard to forgive ourselves and move forward.
Rosanna does a stellar performance in this movie. She and Eric Roberts light up the screen. Hope they work together in the future. DAZZLING!Published 10 months ago by Vic15301
I have this clever well written
Movie. Actors really brought
These characters to life. I have
The similar connections to
Casy and what she is going
Through... Read more
love this movie...great script by writer Beth Henley...the costumes are great, plus the settings...Cannot say many times I have re-watched this film... Read morePublished 19 months ago by hazel lentini
I loved this movie when I saw it years ago, but sadly the Dvd was faulty and I havn't been able to watch it. Very dissappointing!!!Published 22 months ago by Ellen
Fun movie - I ordered this and the one with Paul Newman in it with the same title. Both movies were interesting and fun to watch.Published on May 7, 2014 by Robert A. Fuson
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