A Map of the World (film)

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A Map of the World
Directed by Scott Eliott
Produced by Frank Marshall
Screenplay by Peter Hedges
Polly Platt
Based on Novel:
Jane Hamilton
Starring Sigourney Weaver
Julianne Moore
David Strathairn
Music by Pat Metheny
Cinematography Seamus McGarvey
Edited by Naomi Geraghty
Craig McKay
Production
company
Distributed by USA Films
Release dates September 13, 1999 (TIFF)
January 21, 2000 (USA)
Running time 125 minutes
Country US
Language English

A Map of the World is a drama released in the year 1999, based on the novel of the same name by Jane Hamilton. It was directed by Scott Eliott. The movie stars Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore, and David Strathairn. Sigourney Weaver was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama.

Synopsis[edit]

Alice Goodwin (Sigourney Weaver) is a school nurse who lives with her husband Howard (David Strathairn) and two girls on a small dairy farm in Wisconsin. After the death of the daughter of her friend Theresa Collins (Julianne Moore) on Alice's property, the couple watch helplessly as the community turns against them. To make matters worse, Alice finds herself fighting charges of child abuse.

Background[edit]

Eminent film critic Roger Ebert gave the film three and a half out of four stars, praising the performances, and likening it to such movies as Being John Malkovich and Three Kings in "being free--in being capable of taking any turn at any moment, without the need to follow tired conventions".[1] The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ebert, Roger (February 4, 2000). "A Map of the World Review". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 

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