Tag Archives: Meryl Streep

Music of the Heart - * * 1/2*

Wes Craven directs this true story of a fiddle teacher (Meryl Streep) in East Harlem who gives her students a love and understanding of music, eventually taking them to perform at Carnegie Hall. Gloria Estefan will star as her friend … Continue reading

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One True Thing - * * 1/2*

Director Carl Franklin tackles this small-scale tearjerker, based on Anna Quindlen’s novel One True Thing. Although good, and appropriately sad, it never reaches its full potential. Ellen Gulden (Renee Zellweger) never had a good relationship with her mother, Kate (Meryl … Continue reading

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Marvin’s Room - * * *

Well acted, but not often believable, dysfunctional family drama. Meryl Streep stars as Lee, a domineering single mother/cosmetologist in Cleveland, who is raising two children. The eldest (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a semi-insane rebel, put in a mental institution after attempting … Continue reading

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Before and After - * *

Liam Neeson and Meryl Streep are Ben and Carolyn Ryan, parents of two children in a small Massachusetts town. When their son Jacob (Edward Furlong) seems to be involved in a murder and turns up missing, the parents react in … Continue reading

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The Bridges of Madison County - * *

Beautifully filmed and well acted (expect nominations for Cinematography and Best Actress). However neither of those can compensate for the rather mundane and familiar plot.

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