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Rich in Love Movie Review Summary

Actors: Albert Finney, Kathryn Erbe, Piper Laurie, Kyle MacLachlan, Ethan Hawke, Jill Clayburgh, Suzy Amis, Alfre Woodard

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The same team (Australian director Bruce Beresford and writer Alfred Uhry) that brought "Driving Miss Daisy" to the big screen created this somewhat similarly warm and pleasant portrait of Southern eccentrics in 1993. Warren Odom (Finney) is a likable slob of a retired contractor in contemporary Charleston, South Carolina. One day he comes home to find his wife Helen (Clayburgh) has up and hit the road. Her word-processed farewell note has been softened by younger daughter Lucy (Kathryn Erbe, who eight years later received a lot more exposure as Vincent D'Onofrio's partner on "Law and Order: Criminal Intent"), a high school senior who skips graduation and lets her boyfriend Wayne (Hawke) slip through her fingers in her efforts to hold the crumbling household together. Father and daughter drive the roads looking for Mom, although Warren finds some comfort with the lovely widow-hairdresser Vera (Laurie). Then older sis Rae (Amis) shows up with her new Yankee hubby Billy (MacLachlan). There's not a lot of plot or crisis to this story; it's eminently forgettable, but a lovely time while it rolls -- especially whenever that irresistable master Finney is on view.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   father Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American South

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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