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A rare film that is both ferociously funny and poignantly real, PASSION FISH stars Mary McDonnell and Alfre Woodard as two women brought together by fate and united by an unlikely friendship. McDonnell earned a 1992 Oscar(r) nomination for her brilliant portrayal of a wisecracking soap opera star whoreturns home to rural Louisiana after an auto accident leaves her paralyzed. Her cruel but hilarious humor and hard-drinking drive away a succession of nurses until she meets her match in Chantelle (Woodard). Together, they explore the Louisiana bayou, as well as the murkier waters of men, romance and family. An exhilarating film that carries the viewer on waves of laughter and discovery, PASSIONFISH is the work of art you have to see.
An intelligent and potent drama about taking life's second chances when they come, Passion Fish finds director John Sayles (Matewan, Lone Star) once again providing a strong cast of actors with a smart, literate screenplay to produce an entertaining and thought-provoking film. Mary McDonnell (Dances with Wolves, Grand Canyon) plays a soap-opera actress paralyzed in a car accident, who returns to the small town on the Louisiana bayou where she grew up to hide. But the hiring of a physical therapist with a tortured past (Alfre Woodard), and the sometimes antagonistic bond formed between them, allows the woman to try and rehabilitate herself and seize the opportunities that life still has to offer. With some great tradi\ tional Cajun music and the picturesque bayou as a backdrop, Passion Fish is an engaging yarn not to be missed. --Robert Lane
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The script by John Sayles is a masterpiece. All the acting is beyond first rate, Leo Burmester in particular. I have yet to see David Strathairn's prodigious skills on such abundant display as in this movie. Vondie Curtis-Hall is simply amazing as "Sugar" LeDoux with his twenty-one children.
Mary McDonnell and Alfie Woodard both perform at such a high level that their performances are beyond those typical of academy-award winners.
And the music! The wonderful zydeco is wonderful.
And there's a touching scene that involves a man dancing with a small girl I defy you to watch without pathos. I've looked for it on YouTube without success. You'll just have to watch the movie then.
One of the movies that will be watched a hundred years from now. I completely agree with film critic Andrew Sarris in ranking this movie the best of 1992 and one of the very best of the 1990s. I remember in the magazine Film Comment reading Sarris's conviction and utter surprise--bafflement really--that Passion Fish is a masterpiece, although he hadn't realized it at first. He actually apologizes to John Sayles.
This is a piece of art one should see. I consider it Sayles's most brilliant accomplishment. But I'm a little biased: I saw it four times in one day at the movie theater. I saw a young lady about my age and immediately considered her my life mate. We've been married ever since.