Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge

DVD - 2015
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"A middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationships with Henry which spans 25 years"--From www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Home Box Office : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2015]
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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polywoggle
Jan 06, 2019

Frances McDormand-excellent acting as usual.
Wonderful story, a bit long but well worth it.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Jan 05, 2019

It's "OK", but not great. It does drag.

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Nooksack20
May 28, 2018

I must not have the gene that appreciates a thoroughly depressing series peopled by unattractive folks trudging through the throes of agony as they march toward the end of their life. I thought this was a crappy show.

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Snippets
May 04, 2018

Far superior to the often sentimental drivel and Hollywood manipulation of agendas and emotions. The characters and narratives are very real and I was left with a sense of hope and possibility.

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posie12
Apr 07, 2018

Snatches of characters so real this is like watching people you know and love.

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marieloudavril
Mar 28, 2018

Excellent mini-series movie with complex character, great story full of emotions, drama , it is a life story that is very touchy with different emotions, drama , love family dynamics, pain and control. Great acting performance of Frances McDormand.

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uugene
Jul 13, 2017

This may not be for everybody, but for fans of Frances McDormand, it is not to be missed.

tuscany1 Jun 07, 2017

Interesting characters and brilliant acting from all the cast. Olive Kitteridge is a very unusual woman but not a particularly endearing character ...

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howeshound
May 17, 2017

If movie-watching equals escapism to you, you're not going to like this. A superb script, first-class acting, in no way predictable, it's a welcome change from the mindless dross that most movie-makers put in front of us. Sure it's depressing, certainly many of the characters aren't likeable, but it shows great insight into life and particularly into human relationships. One of its most appealing features is its refusal to manipulate situations for the sake of the story line. People come and go, some of them integral to the action, some not, and we get the feeling that the characters are only partly in charge of their own destiny, as in life. Just occasionally the drama sags, a feeling that editing could have been a little sharper, but over 240 minutes that happens rarely. Not for the first time we came to the conclusion the best movies these days are coming out of HBO.

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Livresjrg
May 05, 2017

Olive has to be one of the most disagreeable characters ever created! I didn't like the book either, but I thought I'd try the HBO series to see how the material was handled. It had been a few years since I'd read the book and seemed rather different from the novel. What was well-done, however, was the photography, and the acting. This was indeed a dismal and depressing story.

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jimg2000
Mar 14, 2015

SPOILER ALERT:

Jack: Once they're gone, their
flaws disappear, don't they?
Olive: There were times that I
couldn't stand my Henry. But now he seems like the perfect man. I imagine our children will feel the same about us when we kick it.
Jack: That's not likely.

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jimg2000
Mar 14, 2015

Olive: My son asked me to come down. His new wife is three months pregnant and apparently has the pukes, so...I'm on a mission of mercy.
===
Jack: Do you hear anything? Am I still alive?
Olive: Still banging on. It baffles me, this world. I don't want to leave it yet.

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jimg2000
Mar 14, 2015

SPOILER ALERT:
Henry: Why are you so hateful, Olive?
Olive: Because you were too goddamn simple for me, Henry. I should have left you years ago.
Henry: Why the hell didn't you then?
Olive: I was going to, but he's dead.
Henry: Wouldn't have lasted two weeks with him. His drinking would've disgusted you.
Olive: And you wouldn't have lasted two weeks with your little mouse. She was half your age
and dumb as a rock.

===

Olive: Well, who am I to tell people what's best for them? Who the hell do I think I am?

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