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The Stone Angel

3.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Laurence, The Stone Angel is the story of feisty firecracker Hagar Shipley (Christine Horne, Ellen Burstyn). Her passionate heart has always ruled her head and her choices have put her at odds with family and friends. With her life nearly behind her, she sets out in search of a way to reconcile herself to her turbulent past. Through her reflections we come to know a passionate and rebellious young bride, her love for her two sons, the freedoms she claimed, and the joys she denied herself.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Dylan Baker, Ellen Burstyn, Janet-Laine Green, Cole Hauser, Peter MacNeill
  • Directors: Kari Skogland
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Handmade
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 2008
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • ASIN: B001B73POE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,749 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Steve Kuehl VINE VOICE on October 16, 2008
Format: DVD
I have not read any of the CanLit that Margaret Laurence wrote - but after seeing this film it makes me want to make the time. I felt this was an impressive film that does not deserve the multitudes of slander and dislike for it that I read about so much.

Burstyn leads a great cast with the likes of Ellen Page, Cole Hauser, Kevin Zegers, Dylan Baker and out of nowhere - Christine Horne. The filming locations in Canada were beautiful, and the period recreations appeared very thorough (vehicles, homes, businesses, etc.).

The story of a woman's life from childhood to passing is flashed back and forth as we discover how the decisions in her life make her fate. You cannot help but think of Notebook in a variety of ways, but this story has so much more in realism and pessimism. The editing is done flawlessly to transport us between time periods, and the lady director (Skogland) helps add some nice feminine touches at the right moments.

Kari Skogland has another fan now after I watched the DVD docus and was VERY happy with how she had them made. The "behind the scenes" is not narrated and splices together random footage of actually making the film. The cast interviews were kept separate - something I wish more filmmakers would do.

I could not give it the higher rating because there was so much being left out or not elaborated on that I am sure had to be in the book. There were at least three story lines and two different sequences that begged for more but were cut short or not explained. I understand the gripes about the cover art, Ellen page has two pics (as she is very popular) front and back, but she is only in the film for a few minutes.
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Though I'm a Californian, I've had a passion for Canadian writers for most of my life; especially Margaret Laurence and Alice Munro. I read The Stone Angel at least 30 years ago, and its disturbing themes stayed with me. I'm unsure how close the movie is to the book, but I wasn't disappointed. The cinematography was beautiful, the acting excellent, the disturbing themes were portrayed with a clear eye. Seeing any of the works of Laurence and Munro brought effectively to the screen is a joy.
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[Rounded up from 2-1/2 stars, Major Spoiler Alert] Starring one of my personal favorite actresses, Ellen Burstyn ("The Last Picture Show," The Exorcist"), I really wanted to like "The Stone Angel," and while Burstyn takes command of this hard-to-rate film with ease, the screenplay itself unfortunately can't match her performance. (I'm also not sure why the quote on the box says she only deserves "another Oscar nom;" why would someone think she was good enough for a nomination but not another Oscar?) Burstyn plays "Hagar Shipley," whose son, "Marvin" (in the opening scene), wants to put her in a nursing home. Not surprisingly, Hagar wants nothing of it and decides to run away (on a bus) to her hometown and thereby reminisces about the best and worst of times in her life (mostly the worst times, I'm afraid). The film goes back and forth, from young Hagar (a perfectly cast and excellent Christine Horne, who admittedly bears a striking resemblance to Burstyn) to elderly Hagar (Burstyn). While there seemed to be a genuine romance with her husband "Bram," it decidedly ends sadly and without fulfillment. Hagar also realizes that her father basically stopped loving her the day she married Bram, and they never make amends. We learn that her mother died giving birth to her brother, and not long after Hagar's wedding, both her brother and father pass (though at different times), suddenly making Hagar an orphan. To make matters worse, Hagar's father leaves her absolutely nothing in his will, cementing Hagar's destiny of a life of hardships, leaving her no choice but to work as a live-in maid elsewhere.Read more ›
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A great storyline. Sad family lives but this movie makes you think about the choices a person makes and you cared about this people and how the story ends. The acting was superb! Very well written!!
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I absolutely loved this book. It's one of 3 that I own that I can open to a random page and start reading. The story draws you in and you don't want it to end.
The movie--not so much. The characters on the screen were totally unrecognizable, both in description and personality. The time period was wrong. The storylines were incomplete, and if you hadn't read the book you wouldn't know why some of the things happened as they did. Important details were left out; things that didn't even happen in the book were put in.
The story is wonderful; I strongly suggest reading the book. I really wish that whoever made this into a movie would have left it alone and allowed someone who wanted to take the time to do the story justice to make it instead.
The acting, however, was very good. Ellen Burstyn never disappoints, and the appearance of Wings Hauser was a pleasant surprise. And yes, the scenery in the movie was beautiful.
I would love to have seen this cast in this movie with a better script.
Please-don't waste your money on the movie. The Movie Channel on cable runs it every now and then--wait and catch it on that. Better yet; buy the book.
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