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      PG 1987 1 hr. 40 min. Drama List
      Reviews 64% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Fierce but aging widow Annie Nations (Jessica Tandy) lives alone on her farm. Unable to let go of the past -- she sometimes visits with the ghost of her husband (Hume Cronyn) -- Annie gets pulled into a very current battle with a real estate developer looking to buy her land. Annie also needs to help her son, Dillard (John Denver), a country singer struggling to raise his two daughters on his own. As Annie deals with these pressures, she begins to reflect on her long life on the farm. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member A unique gem and John Denver is the reason really. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Ken R Had not heard of this Award-winning movie before but was given a DVD and found it a very interesting surprise. The writing by one of the stars is both powerful and observant – Hume Cronyn as writer/star gives a strong performance as the feisty husband of Jessica Tandy (his real-life wife) and father to John Denver's character, Dillard Nations. Denver is the son who left the mountain home of his youth following several disagreements with his father and settled in the city – now married with two children, he's just begun to build popularity as a singer/songwriter. I've always regarded Denver as a convincing performer and comfortable with comedy and drama (in fact one of the better singers to transfer into acting). Here, he's been booked to sing in his home town and has come to visit his Mom, his father has been dead several years and he's hoping to convince mother to sell up and move into a care facility in the city – allowing the family to visit often. Mom has been carrying on conversations with Dad (who's buried in the family garden) this is a concern to Denver, who is also struggling with his own domestic situation back in the city – so, following various involved reminiscences, the families past dramas are relived and the two agree to come to an agreement about the future. It's a moving story, with Mr Denver getting a chance to sing several good new songs (seems these were written for this film as they form part of the storyline) The settings are visually impressive with all performances being fully professional - delightful Harriet Hall is perfect as a resident local The only downside is the transfer to DVD that's rather heavy on the blacks but this can be compensated by lifting the playback contrast to lighten the shadows. Good mature family entertainment. Some have unfairly criticised it because it doesn't fall into the traps of clichéd, overly romanticised writing. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/16/19 Full Review Audience Member John Denver...amazing musician, terrible actor, even worse pilot. (Yes, I'm ashamed of myself for that last one.) Saw this on PIXL and stuck it on the DVR. It had a 3.5 of 4 rating in the guide. Must have been a slow week for the ratings folk. Jessica and Hume were great, but John and the other woman not so much. The script was borderline horrendous at points and the story was pretty much a snoozer. Still, it was great seeing (and hearing) John sing some stuff I'd never heard before, and that alone made it worthwhile. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member This is another of my favorites of John Denver Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member I got this movie for my mother, who is a John Denver fan. Not something I'd ever want to see again, mostly because it's entirely too predictable and there's far too little plot. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member This is another of my favorites of John Denver Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Fierce but aging widow Annie Nations (Jessica Tandy) lives alone on her farm. Unable to let go of the past -- she sometimes visits with the ghost of her husband (Hume Cronyn) -- Annie gets pulled into a very current battle with a real estate developer looking to buy her land. Annie also needs to help her son, Dillard (John Denver), a country singer struggling to raise his two daughters on his own. As Annie deals with these pressures, she begins to reflect on her long life on the farm.
      Director
      Jud Taylor
      Executive Producer
      Marian Rees
      Screenwriter
      Susan Cooper
      Production Co
      Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Marian Rees Associates
      Rating
      PG, TV-PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English