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Cross Creek Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mary Steenburgen, Peter Coyote

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Over-confident, fiercely independent Marjorie Rawlings moves to Cross Creek, Florida to get in touch with her writing skills and have the isolation she needs to be creative. Finding the no man is an island, she gets to know her dirt poor neighbors, becomes a member of their community, and falls in love. We witness the process, and the real life events that inspired her novel, The Yearling. Rip Torn should have been nominated for an Oscar, as was Mary Steenburgen and Alfre Woodard. Excellent family movie.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   women's rights Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   artist Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Woman/class/friends story?    -   woman's story Poverty story?    -   Yes Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Water?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment

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