A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
James Ivory directed this drama adapted from Kaylie Jones's 1990 autobiographical novel in which the character Bill Willis is based on her father, James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity and A Thin Red Line. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's screenplay about expatriate Americans in Paris during the 1960s/1970s offers a portrait of a normal family (as opposed to the dysfunctional families of The Ice Storm and many other 1990s films), seen from the point of view of daughter Channe. Her father is Bill Willis (Kris Kristofferson), a successful novelist and WWII veteran who's married to… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's something fresher in this Merchant-Ivory film about an expatriate family in Paris in the 1970s: It's not as tasteful, stately, and restrained as their other literary adaptations."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"Especially heartfelt and truthful."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"A fluidly acted and well-directed film about one family's capacity to adapt to changes with courage and grace."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Has a rich, 'lived-in' texture that gives the narrative a credibility not based merely on its actuality but on the conviction with which it is presented."
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
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