A wonderful interpretation of the book. Beautifully acted by Kathy Bates. Loved the settings and the editing choices. 9/10.
A remarkable film, faithful to the story but not to the novel. The structure of the story changed; the attitude shown by Christopher Plummer’s character does not appear on the page anywhere; and the daughter is only referenced in the book. Having said that, the story is the same and all the key details are there with the emotional impact they need even in the trimmed-for-a-movie version. Excellent acting, and some innovative flashback transitions for a mid-90’s film. Astonishing. 9/10.