Rich in Love

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Rich in Love
Rich in love (1993).jpg
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Produced by Richard D. Zanuck
Lili Fini Zanuck
Screenplay by Alfred Uhry
Starring Albert Finney
Kathryn Erbe
Jill Clayburgh
Kyle MacLachlan
Suzy Amis
Ethan Hawke
Music by Georges Delerue
Cinematography Peter James
Edited by Mark Warner
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Columbia Pictures
Release dates March 5, 1993 U.S.A.
May 7, 1993 U.K.
May 27, 1993 Australia
Running time 105 minutes

Rich in Love is a 1993 drama film based on the 1987 novel with the same name by Josephine Humphreys. The film stars Albert Finney, Kathryn Erbe, Kyle MacLachlan, Jill Clayburgh, Suzy Amis, and Ethan Hawke.

Plot[edit]

The Odom family lives in a large, white, Southern house in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, just off Pitt Street, looking out onto Charleston Harbor. Lucille Odom (Erbe) is nearing the end of her last year of high school when her mother, Helen Odom (Clayburgh), leaves the family, breaking all ties. Lucille is left to care for her recently retired father, Warren Odom (Finney).

The family spends the summer trying to get their lives together, which is complicated when the older daughter of the family, Rae (Amis), moves back home with a new husband (MacLachlan) and a new baby on the way, about which Rae has mixed feelings. While reminiscing about their mother, Rae tells Lucille that their mother tried to abort Lucille when she was pregnant. Warren notices his daughters in a new and different way now that his wife is gone and he is no longer working. Everything changes for Lucille as she comes-of-age and learns about her family in new ways.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was set and produced in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.[1][2] With some additional footage shot across the Cooper River in Charleston.[3][4]

Reception[edit]

The film received mostly positive reviews.[5] One drawback, however, was that many did not find the story believable, as the family's problems and happy ending were something of a fantasy. For example, Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, giving the film three stars out of four, wrote "I must confess I didn't much believe the story".[6]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD via Amazon’s On-Demand service on December 15, 2009.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Humphreys, Josephine (2000), Rich in Love, Penguin Books, p. 11, ISBN 978-0-14-029610-5 
  2. ^ C. Royall, Mary-Julia (2001), Mount Pleasant: The Friendly Town, Arcadia Publishing, p. 84, ISBN 978-0-7385-0690-6 
  3. ^ "'Rich In Love' Doesn't Do Book Justice", The State, March 19, 1993: 7D 
  4. ^ "Cinema, Southern Style", The Charlotte Observer, March 21, 1993: 1F (Arts) 
  5. ^ "Rich In Love Movie Reviews". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  6. ^ "Rich In Love Reviews". rogerebert.suntimes.com. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  7. ^ "Fox TV, MGM Movies Coming to DVD On-Demand". Home Media Magazine. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  8. ^ "Amazon.com: Rich in Love". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 

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