"Bastard Out Of Carolina" with Jena Malone or "Before Women Had Wings" with Tina Majorino?
I didn't see either. What were they about?
Before Women Had Wings, despite Oprah's costarring role, wins on the strength of Ellen Barkin's amazing Emmy-winning performance.
"Bastard" was a campfest, with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ron Eldard and Diana Scarwid(!) devouring the scenery. Fun to watch, but not at all moving despite the horrific subject matter.
Anjelica Huston directed one of them; can't remember which.
A. Huston directed Bastard Out Of Carolina.
[quote]despite Oprah's costarring role
Now, see? I think that Oprah *as an actor* (and producer; I think she produced Before Women Had Wings) has always done fair-togreat work. It's as a chat show pop culture figure that she's been found wanting.
Ellen Barkin tore my heart out in this.
"Bitter Blood" with Evan Rachel Wood
Good one, R4! The TV adaptation of "Bitter Blood" was originally called "In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness", which, ain't nobody got time for that. It's called "Bitter Blood" in reruns.
Bastard is pretty good. I'm still in shock that Huston was responsible for "riding the bus with my sister". She's a very intelligent woman and a great actress. It makes no sense.
As much as I love Jennifer Jason Leigh (and who doesn't?) she was soooo miscast in Bastard Out of Carolina. The mom was supposed to be phenomenally gorgeous....
I haven't seen "Before Women...", but "Bastard Out of Carolina" was a pretty disturbing movie to watch. The performances were great (and, as a bonus, we get to see Ron Eldard's plump ass in tight gray pants).