A Thousand Acres

"Bad"

A Thousand Acres Review


This adaptation (read: poor imitation) of Shakespeare's King Lear sports Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, and Jennifer Jason Leigh as the three twisted sisters of ailing king Jason Robards -- only this time the kind is a farmer with a whopping 1000 acres. Parcelling the property becomes a headache thanks to Leigh's ungrateful bitch of a daughter, and soon enough a legal battle ensues... not to mention accusations of abuse, alcoholism, and every other hot-button sin you could name. No one is good in this movie. Everyone plays a variation on the annoying sad sack -- Pfeiffer probably being the worst of all. I don't know anything to redeem the movie except for an understated performance from Leigh -- unless you're into masochism. Avoid.


A Thousand Acres

Facts and Figures

Run time: 105 mins

In Theaters: Friday 19th September 1997

Production compaines: Touchstone Pictures, Propaganda Films, Beacon Communications, Via Rosa Productions, Prairie Films, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 23%
Fresh: 11 Rotten: 37

IMDB: 6.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Rose Cook Lewis, as Ginny Cook Smith, as Larry Cook, as Caroline Cook, as Jess Clark, as Ty Smith, as Pammy, as Linda, as Peter Lewis, as Harold Clark, as Ken LaSalle, Anne Pitoniak as Mary Livingstone, Vyto Ruginis as Charles Carter, as Linda, Ray Toler as Marv Carson, Kenneth Tigar as Doctor, Steve Key as Loren Clark, Dan Conway as Henry Dodge, Stan Cahill as Frank, as Wallace Crockett, as Roberta, Andrea Nittoli as Waitress, as Judge (uncredited)

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