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Sarah, Plain & Tall Collection
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- Includes Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991, 98 min.), Skylark (1993, 98 min.) and Winter's End (1999, 99 min.)
- Interview with actress Glenn Close
- Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
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In the first movie of the series, "Sarah, Plain and Tall," Walken plays a widowed Kansas farmer who desperately needs someone to help him rear his children while he tends to providing for the family via his farm in the early 1900s. Glenn Close plays Sarah, a woman from Maine, who responds to Walken's newspaper ad search for a wife. The rest of the story focuses on the developing relationships between Walken, Close, and the children. An excellent story and great movie -- 5 stars all the way.
In the second movie, "Skylark" (sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall), the story of Walken and Close's life continues as they face a severe drought, possible failure of the farm, and stresses those things place upon the family. Top-notch, equal in emotional impact and believability with "Sarah, Plain and Tall" -- definitely another 5-star movie.
The third movie, "Winter's End" finds an unexpected guest in Walken and Close's home -- Walken's father, long absent from any family interactions. In this movie, the children have grown considerably (I believe that all the members of the original cast are still together). While an enjoyable movie, this one is not in the same class as the first two, and hovers someplace around 3.5 to 4 stars.
I awarded the set 5 stars on the collective strength of the first two movies.
Just in case you hadn't noticed, Walken is often cast in somewhat quirky roles, but this is probably my favorite work of his. He plays a devoted father dealing with a range of believable real-life issues. These movies also underscore the incredible talent of Close, who can pull off roles as diverse as Sarah's and that of Disney's Cruella DeVil!
Do yourself a favor...if you haven't watched these movies, watch them. They are wonderful.
Have a great day!
After watching them I went on the net and purchased them. I loved them so much that I brought another set as a gift.
I will not go into what the story line is about as many other reviews have done that already but what I will say is this.
These movies are the best non Christian movies in my opinon ever made. Sarah Plain and Tall movies focus on the importance of family, forgiveness,healing,love....I could not praise these productions enough and if I could give more then 5 stars I would.
If you are looking for clean wonderfully made productions to add to your collection that the whole family can enjoy both young and old. This collection of movies would fit the bill.
I first stumbled across this movie wondering what Christopher Walken would be like in a "warm,fuzzy" movie with Glenn Close! Well, I was totally surprised and I thouroughly enjoyed it! The acting was wonderful by the entire cast.
I truely cared about the Witting family - how they became a family, and the trials that farm-life in the midwest in early 1900's provided the family. This three-part series was very warming! A definate movie for families, and people who simply enjoy sitting down with a wonderful movie that takes you to another place and time. A series which I really hate to see end.
I rented the last in the series first, and promptly went back and rented the first two. I now own all 3 movies!
Highly recommended as a real feel-good movie with wonderful charactors and good acting performances by Glenn Close (as always), Christopher Walken and the rest!
Hallmark drama programs I have ever seen over the years. Timeless
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Three great movies!! Christopher Walken and Glenn Close do wonderful jobs! Movies the entire family can watch!Published 15 days ago by Pat Wilkerson
The one major (for me) problem is that there is no closed captioning link when using a dvd player for the copy I received. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Lion Mac
always enjoy these movies and my VHS tapes are getting old, so wanted them on DVDPublished 1 month ago by Debra K. Paulsen