The Grass Harp
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Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s. After the death of his parents, Collin Fenwick (Edward Furlong) finds himself living in a small town with two of his aunts, Dolly (Piper Laurie) and Verena (Sissy Spacek). Verena is the more stable of the two, an entrepreneur who controls a number of local businesses and rules the roost with a firm hand. Dolly, on the other hand, is a gentle eccentric who claims to hear the voices of the dead as the wind whistles through the grass, and… More
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"Helmer Charles Matthau combines a sensitive screenplay adaptation of Truman Capote's autobiographical novel with a wonderful ensemble cast to create a jewel of a film."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Variety
"The characters are wonderfully written."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Star power isn't a problem in this episodic rendering of Truman Capote's novel. A scattershot story without focus is, which is why the film soon evaporates from the memory."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Compels us to consider the bounties of nature an the spiritual virtues of freedom, love, and storytelling."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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