A Simple Twist of Fate
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A Simple Twist of Fate
The story for this touching, adult drama was adapted from novelist George Eliot's classic 19th-century story Silas Mariner. Michael McCann is a recently divorced furniture maker who left his wife after she became pregnant during an affair. McCann is bitter, but finds renewed joy and purpose in his life when a baby girl is abandoned at his doorstep. He willingly becomes the girl's step-father. The child's real father is the wealthy, politically ambitious John Newland, who is viewed as a model of virtue by the community. The girl, Mathilda, was the result of his affair with a drug… 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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