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      Raggedy Man

      PG 1981 1 hr. 35 min. Drama List
      83% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 58% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score While World War II rages overseas, a divorced mother of two, Nita Longley (Sissy Spacek), struggles to makes ends meet as a telephone operator in small-town Texas. As the subject of disdainful gossip due to her divorce, Nita faces a lonely existence of ostracism, where only the unscrupulous approach her -- often with ill intent. When she befriends Teddy (Eric Roberts), a sailor on leave, her situation improves, but he's soon sent to war. Once again, Nita must face her plight alone. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 04 Buy Now

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      Serge L No too bad story of the past with a beautiful recreation of the buildings and mentalities of the time. The story stands. I liked this story out of the ordinary which has a touch of horror. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/22 Full Review Audience Member I love period pieces, and this more than fits the bill. The acting, cinematography and atmosphere were all so good that I felt I was right there in that setting. And this is the kind of movie that makes you long for simpler times. The only complaint I'd have would be in the writing. As much as Nita wants to be accepted by the townsfolk, she allows herself to be intimate just once with the world's most gorgeous sailor, who clearly loves her, and sends him packing, despite breaking her kids' hearts in the process. Also, she is quickly able to cut ties with a town she wanted to feel more welcome in. I felt some hope, however, when she echoes her son's sentiment by saying she hopes they do see Teddy again someday. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review steve d Frustrating and nothing new but the acting is strong. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Wonderful film overall. Highly recommend. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review darin c No, I guess this isn't what I thought it should be. It could've been more. Instead, we get a mix of awkward romance and a quick glance at action. I wanted more Raggedy Man as a character, dammit! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The emotionally gripping performances and a compelling story are more than enough to surpass a slow beginning. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Raggedy Man remembers the small-town years of World War II so exactly that, although not yet born when the war broke out, I found myself remembering things I didn't even know I knew. Rated: 3.5/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Worth seeing for Sissy Spacek's turn, but the film is incoherent, borrowing elements from To Kill a Mockingbird (Sam Shepard's strange) character and the notion of a sexually harassed woman trapped in her own home, just like Wait Until Dark. Rated: C+ Oct 31, 2006 Full Review Jon Niccum Lawrence Journal-World Rated: 3/5 Mar 19, 2004 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Raggedy Man profiles a lonely woman desperately trying to make it on her own. Jan 31, 2004 Full Review Rebecca Murray About.com Rated: 4/5 Aug 16, 2003 Full Review Michael Szymanski Zap2it.com Rated: 2/5 Aug 15, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis While World War II rages overseas, a divorced mother of two, Nita Longley (Sissy Spacek), struggles to makes ends meet as a telephone operator in small-town Texas. As the subject of disdainful gossip due to her divorce, Nita faces a lonely existence of ostracism, where only the unscrupulous approach her -- often with ill intent. When she befriends Teddy (Eric Roberts), a sailor on leave, her situation improves, but he's soon sent to war. Once again, Nita must face her plight alone.
      Director
      Jack Fisk
      Screenwriter
      William D. Wittliff
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 27, 2008
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