Cross Creek (1983)
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as Marjorie Kinnan Rawl...
as Marsh Turner
as Norton Baskin
as Ellie Turner
as Mrs. Turner
as Floyd Turner
as Tim's Wife
as Charles Rawlings
as Preston Turner
as Postal Clerk
as Store Keeper
as Mary Turner
as Preston Turner
as Max Perkins
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Critic Reviews for Cross Creek
It's an uncompelling, yet warm, tale which lightly skips over the woman's travails by illustrating a series of vignettes of rural humanity.
Never one to stint himself when it comes to romantic overkill, Ritt piles on the slush with even more gusto than usual.
Somehow, Mr. Ritt manages to use this very artificiality in the service of an optimism that is very much his own.
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.
Alas, this uninspired, perfunctory literary bio isn't saved by its handsome visuals.
Audience Reviews for Cross Creek
Fine rendering of Marjorie Rawlings autobiographical novel. The material is well handled by Ritt an erratic director who produced most of his best work when it had a southern feel to it. Excellent work from two very good actresses, Mary Steenburgen and Dana Hill and a great one, Alfre Woodard. Rip Torn gives one of his most well judged performances keeping the ham that occasionally slips into his acting out of his work here.
Cross Creek is a simple but intriguing and inspirational tale of a woman's journey to self discovery with two excellent supporting peroformances (torn and woodard), enchanting visuals and playful score
A nice drama with great performances from Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Alfre Woodward, and Dana Hill. Great costumes, score, cinematography, and sound too
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