Cross Creek
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Based on the life of writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, who gets away from it all by moving to the Florida Everglades where the backwoods folks she finds there inspire her in the writing of several of her novels.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's an uncompelling, yet warm, tale which lightly skips over the woman's travails by illustrating a series of vignettes of rural humanity."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Martin Ritt's chronicle of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is not particularly illuminating of the writer's life, but it's well acted by Mary Steenburgen and especially Alfre Woodard."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The script may take some liberties with the facts, but when the resulting movie is this likeable you soon cease to care."
‑ , Film4
"Never one to stint himself when it comes to romantic overkill, Ritt piles on the slush with even more gusto than usual."
‑ , Time Out
"Alas, this uninspired, perfunctory literary bio isn't saved by its handsome visuals."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Somehow, Mr. Ritt manages to use this very artificiality in the service of an optimism that is very much his own."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"At once touching and weird."
‑ Christopher Null,
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