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      Sarah, Plain and Tall

      G 1991 1h 36m Drama List
      80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 71% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings In 1910 Kansas, widowed farmer Jacob Witting (Christopher Walken) is having a hard time raising his children and running his farm without the help of a wife. He puts an ad in the paper for a bride to help him, and gets a response from a woman named Sarah (Glenn Close), who only describes herself as "plain and tall." Sarah travels to the farm for a one-month trial period, but finds Jacob's stubborn attitude and his daughter's view of her as a replacement mother difficult to bear. Read More Read Less

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 11, 2005 Full Review Jonathan R. Perry Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas) Rated: 4/5 Apr 26, 2005 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Shows how love heals fears about outsiders Jul 19, 2003 Full Review Audrey Rock-Richardson Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah) Positively delightful family tale in the tradition of "Anne of Green Gables." Great, uplifting fun for everyone. . Rated: 5/5 Jul 26, 2002 Full Review Dan Jardine Apollo Guide Rated: 68/100 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member One of the great 'feel good' movies that Hallmark shows. All three movies in the series (Sarah, Plain and Tall, Skylark, Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winters End) are very much worth your time to see. Suprisingly very good acting from the entire cast. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member A nice adaptation of the classic book. Some things are added as the book is short, but they don't change the story too much. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Christopher Walken in a straight role. Pretty good adaptation of the book. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member What a wonderful family movie...Glenn Close and Christopher Walken are marvelous together as a school teacher who lives in the East who answers his ad, he is a widower in the midwest who needs a wife to help raise his kids...talk about culture shock for her! This is a great story and has two sequels :-) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member A movie that the whole family can watch. The movie really brings out the characters, where the book does not. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Outstanding Moive! a Real Germ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In 1910 Kansas, widowed farmer Jacob Witting (Christopher Walken) is having a hard time raising his children and running his farm without the help of a wife. He puts an ad in the paper for a bride to help him, and gets a response from a woman named Sarah (Glenn Close), who only describes herself as "plain and tall." Sarah travels to the farm for a one-month trial period, but finds Jacob's stubborn attitude and his daughter's view of her as a replacement mother difficult to bear.
      Director
      Glenn Jordan
      Screenwriter
      Patricia MacLachlan, Patricia MacLachlan
      Rating
      G, TV-G
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 36m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo