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The Spitfire Grill
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Directed By
Lee David Zlotoff

Written By:
Lee David Zlotoff

Cast:
Alison Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Will Patton, Kieran Mulroney, Gailard Sartain, John M. Jackson, Louise De Cormier


 
The Spitfire Grill (1993)
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Movie Review by Zara
July 9th, 2007

I've been waiting for this

It seems to me that whenever I have a full load of flicks from my queue (I have the 4 at a time plan but rarely have all 4 at one time, like I did this weekend) most of them will suck and there will be one standout. Hell, maybe I just hope that there will be one standout. In either case, this was the movie that did it for me this time around.

I have to ask whether or not this would be considered a chick flick since there is very little romance in it and there isn't a great deal of female bonding (although there is some). This is more of a movie about redemption of character, from a person who is really the only person left doing the persecuting. It's a quiet and honest film and I frankly am shocked that Alison Elliott wasn't in more stuff after this. She's really good here as the lead character, Percy.

The whole movie is filled with good performances, the other of great note being Marcia Gay Harden. I adore that woman. She's good in everything she's in to the point of getting you to forget about the other movies that she was in and just focusing on the character that she's laying out in front of you at the time. There is no exception here, and you really feel bad for her small town wife who is given absolutely no credit by the people in her life.

The movie is very sad and at times a little over the top dramatically, but I still enjoyed it thoroughly. I've seen so many movies that while I think that I cry a lot, I really don't cry as much as I should sometimes. This movie most definitely made me feel those tears this time.

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Jamie
Jul 9, 2007 9:25 PM
 
I saw this years ago, and didn't feel as if I was watching a chick flick. Just a great little story with great characters who made you feel for them. Basically, everything you said!



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