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Dolores Claiborne (1995)

Dolores Claiborne
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7.4 IMDB rating

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates

Dolores Claiborne
Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Selena St. George
Judy Parfitt

Judy Parfitt

Vera Donovan
Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer

Det. John Mackey
David Strathairn

David Strathairn

Joe St. George
John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly

Const. Frank Stamshaw
Ellen Muth

Ellen Muth

Young Selena


Written by
Stephen King

Stephen King

(book)
Tony Gilroy

Tony Gilroy

(screenplay)


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A Forgotten Gem

6 years, 7 months ago at Aug 4 8:27
1 vote
I pretty much ignored this film when it was first released. I watched on it's first airing on TV, & I literally couldn't believe at how good it was. So I went out & rented it, & yep, I was right. It's that good.
The story is just perfect from beginning to end. And Kathy Bates, IMO, turns in an even better performance than she did in Misery. The plot may tend to come off as a bit complicated... read more

An average movie

6 months, 3 weeks ago at Aug 11 13:00
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To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and a re-watch might change my opinion about the whole thing. On top of that, I have never been a huge fan of Stephen King’s book adaptations but, at least, the ones with a realistic angle were always better in my opinion (with the notable exception of ‘The Shining’). Anyway, I have to admit it, it was actually a decent thriller ... read more
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Description: A daughter who has come to imagine the worst about her mother learns the facts are quite different -- and more shocking than she ever imagined -- in this adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel. Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates) has spent nearly a quarter of a century looking after a mean-spirited woman named Vera Donovan (Judy ... (more)
Release date: 24 March 1995
UPC: 053939254822
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An average movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and a re-watch might change my opinion about the whole thing. On top of that, I have never been a huge fan of Stephen King’s book adaptations but, at least, the ones with a realistic angle were always better in my opinion (with the notable exception of ‘The Shining’). Anyway, I have to admit it, it was actually a decent thriller but I couldn’t help thinking that the whole thing was pretty much a gimmick. Indeed, 5 years before, Kathy Bathes already played a major role in a Stephen King story, in ‘Misery’, and she pretty much gave a career defining performance (and, indeed, ‘Misery’ is pretty much rock solid as a feature). So, this time again, they took the same formula (thriller+Stephen King+Kathy Bates) and hop” read more

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"One word: IMPRESSIVE! I could totally feel the friction between Dolores and her daughter...the hell they both have gone through. I loved this movie to bits. It's more than amazing adaptation of King's work. All hail Kathy Bates! "


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The Mighty Celestial posted a review 6 years, 7 months ago

A Forgotten Gem

“I pretty much ignored this film when it was first released. I watched on it's first airing on TV, & I literally couldn't believe at how good it was. So I went out & rented it, & yep, I was right. It's that good.

The story is just perfect from beginning to end. And Kathy Bates, IMO, turns in an even better performance than she did in Misery. The plot may tend to come off as a bit complicated, but the movie does a great job of walking the viewer thru the intermingling flashbacks & various plot points that show the main character's redemptive journey. A journey which includes a mother's fight against against a man's world to save her daughter from the father's "parental indulgences" & how that struggle can lead one to find strength in the most unlikely of places.

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