A Simple Twist of Fate
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A Simple Twist of Fate
Steve Martin produced, wrote, and starred in this modernized adaptation of the George Eliot novel Silas Marner. Martin is miserly small-town hermit Michael McCann, who hoards his wealth in the form of a rare coin collection. When his coins are stolen, McCann is ruined, but then he discovers an abandoned baby girl on his doorstep. Although he doesn't know it, the girl, whom McCann names Mathilda, is the illegitimate daughter of a prominent local politician, John Newland (Gabriel Byrne). Raising Mathilda has a profound effect on McCann, who emerges from his self-imposed exile and becomes an… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of Steve Martins most underated performances"
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Dreary, misconceived movie about a man redeemed by the love of a child."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Steve Martin is at it again remaking classic stories in new, fresh, and wonderful ways."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Inconsistent tone. Not quite a drama, definitely not a comedy. But it's not balanced, it's either/or."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"Proves that the good life cannot be purchased but must be patiently constructed out of love and devotion."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Good Intentions.....that's about it"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Steve Martin gives a quirky performance that holds interest."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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