Minggu, 07 Agustus 2011

A Painted House (DVD) based on novel by John Grisham

A Painted House Scott Glenn

A Painted House Scott Glenn

Having listened to this book on tape, my husband and I were delighted to see that Hallmark Hall of Fame had turned this wonderful story into a film. We were not disappointed.

This story takes place in Arkansas and is set in September of 1952. The Chandler family owns a farm. They grow cotton and hire both, Mexican migrant workers and Hill people, to pick their crop. The two groups clash when they meet on the Chandler farm. The story is told by 10 year old Luke Chandler. Logan Lerman gave a memorable performance as Luke. The entire cast was good, and we also enjoyed Scott Glenn in the role of Luke's grandfather.

John Grisham's books are always captivating, but this is my favorite. I wish that he would write more stories like this one. It gave us a look at America in a different era when baseball was an American past time and families worked together for a common goal. It also showed the relationship between the farmers and migrant workers who shared the responsibility of harvesting the cotton.

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9 komentar:

  1. I haven't read the book, but as a movie, I was really impressed. Logan Lerman really shines, he really puts life into Luke. I really enjoyed getting lost into this movie and the acting made it easy to feel what they were feeling. A wonderful movie about a boy dealing with life, problems, yet still being a kid, a farm family trying to survive. I've found that when books are turned into movies, they often have many differnces from the books, so I try to view the movie separate from the book on it's own terms. The Painted House tells a story, and has feeling. Perfect, no, enjoyable, definately!!

    BalasHapus
  2. most reviewers think they need to write an essay comparrison between the book and movie. I am simply going to review the movie. It was great and very heartwarming. A good family classic to have. Good values and a great glimpse into southern life. Too bad movies today don't have the same wholesome storyline that A Painted House does.

    BalasHapus
  3. Having listened to this book on tape, my husband and I were delighted to see that Hallmark Hall of Fame had turned this wonderful story into a film. We were not disappointed.

    This story takes place in Arkansas and is set in September of 1952. The Chandler family owns a farm. They grow cotton and hire both, Mexican migrant workers and Hill people, to pick their crop. The two groups clash when they meet on the Chandler farm. The story is told by 10 year old Luke Chandler. Logan Lerman gave a memorable performance as Luke. The entire cast was good, and we also enjoyed Scott Glenn in the role of Luke's grandfather.

    John Grisham's books are always captivating, but this is my favorite. I wish that he would write more stories like this one. It gave us a look at America in a different era when baseball was an American past time and families worked together for a common goal. It also showed the relationship between the farmers and migrant workers who shared the responsibility of harvesting the cotton.

    BalasHapus
  4. Francisco Hamilton26 Desember 2011 03.32

    this is from a john grishom book and has some odd turns but it is very accurate in the portrayal of Midwestern life in the 1940s

    BalasHapus
  5. it was one of John Grisham's better movies. my family and i enjoyed it very much and would recommend it to others

    BalasHapus
  6. Darrell Mendoza18 November 2012 15.32

    An excellent movie breathing life into the story and characters as depicted in John Grisham's story.

    I loved the book and this film really does it justice. A must have for any John Grisham fans.

    BalasHapus
  7. Excellent film. Something that not only could happen, but probably did. Tough times and how people dealt with hardships. Scott Glenn did a superb job. The boy learned valuable lessons quickly.

    BalasHapus
  8. Kimberly Mccarty25 Desember 2013 04.32

    It keeps you thinking. It has a great theme of family and closeness. The story of one boy and his families hardships living by the river.

    BalasHapus