Forbidden Choices (1994)


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Carolyn Chute's fascinatingly complex novel Beans of Egypt, Maine was softened and simplified for this 1994 film treatment. Martha Plimpton plays Earlene Pomerleau, who resides in the Maine backwoods community of Egypt. Earlene is swept off her feet by her studdish, irresponsible neighbor Beal Bean (Patrick McGaw), the youngest member of the much-despised Bean family. She lives to regret her sexual impulsiveness, while Beal is forcefully reminded of the importance of family loyalty. Co-produced … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Bill Phillips
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On DVD: Feb 8, 1995
Live Home Video



as Earlene Pomerleau

as Roberta

as Reuben Bean

as Beal Bean

as Mr. Pomerleau

as Cole Deveraux

as Beal Bean

as Rosie Bean

as Annie Bean

as Aunt Hoover

as Earlene

as Merry Merry

as Gram Pomerleau

as Granville Pollard

as Fred Brown

as Virginia

as Warren Olsen
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August 27, 2005

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