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      A Girl of the Limberlost

      1989 1h 45m Drama List
      Reviews 52% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings An accomplished woman (Joanna Cassidy) inspires a poor farm widow's (Annette O'Toole) teenage daughter (Heather Fairfield) in 1908 Indiana. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Audience Member we just finished reading this book in Literature we found it on you tube and were like ooo this will be fun to watch. It bears little to no resemblance to the plot of the original story. Who harvests seed corn green seriously? The love story was cut Elenora is a whiny teenager and not the hardworking determined character she is in the book. Don't waste you time watching it. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I watched quite a few movies like this when I was a kid, but not this one. I only knew about it from a trailer on a VHS from another WonderWorks production. It seemed like a really interesting story. Now having seen it, many years later and after I've developed a sense about what makes a movie good besides the general story, I think it's ok. The basic story is about a girl who lives in 1908 Indiana on a farm with her widowed mother. However, she wants to continue her education and, consequently, develops a friendship with a more free-spirited woman who helps her along in this regard. Generally speaking, the characters were well-developed and well-performed by the cast. There were a couple of faces I recognized: Annette O'Toole (from Superman III) and an actor who appeared in some Matlock episodes. The plot was kind of predictable, as the girl enters into conflict with her mother and adjusts to interacting with city folk, but it still had an emotional truth despite the familiar trappings. It also had a good pace. Being made for television, the filmmaking quality was decent but unspectacular. Lighting and camerawork were adequate, but it was often hard to see detail in the nighttime/darker scenes. And the score was rather uninvolving, even if it never got in the way. I kind of wish I'd seen this earlier in life, because maybe I would have appreciated it more. Still, it made for a good hour and a half spent. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member As bad as it was it drew me in. A Girl of the Limberlost is an amateur effort but somehow it made a connection and even with the bad acting, frustrating storytelling, and slow pace A Girl of the Limberlost kept my interest but just barely. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I loved this movie as a girl, though I thought the mom was a little harsh. Then, I read the book and couldn't stand the movie: the main characters is plain compared to the novel's heroine, and the movie only covers the first half of the novel. Do yourself a favor and read the book, skipping the movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Rented this from the library in some parts it was a bit boring but it was kinda weird too. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member I read the book over and over. It seemed like so much of the book was cut out of the film just kind of leaving a small piece of the shell. I recommend the book. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An accomplished woman (Joanna Cassidy) inspires a poor farm widow's (Annette O'Toole) teenage daughter (Heather Fairfield) in 1908 Indiana.
      Burt Brinckerhoff
      Tony Bishop, Ann Eldridge
      Pamela Douglas
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      Mar 15, 2021
      1h 45m
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