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A Simple Twist of Fate

A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

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Steve Martin produced, wrote, and starred in this modernized adaptation of the George Eliot novel Silas Marner. Martin is miserly small-town hermit Michael McCann, who hoards his wealth in the form of a rare coin collection. When his coins are stolen, McCann is ruined, but then he discovers an abandoned baby girl on his doorstep. Although he doesn't know it, the girl, whom McCann names Mathilda, is the illegitimate daughter of a prominent local politician, John Newland (Gabriel Byrne). Raising

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Drama, Comedy

May 6, 2003

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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (12) | DVD (2)

One of Steve Martins most underated performances

April 22, 2005
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Inconsistent tone. Not quite a drama, definitely not a comedy. But it's not balanced, it's either/or.

August 13, 2003
About.com

Good Intentions.....that's about it

September 17, 2002
Moviehole

Dreary, misconceived movie about a man redeemed by the love of a child.

September 5, 2002
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Proves that the good life cannot be purchased but must be patiently constructed out of love and devotion.

August 23, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Steve Martin gives a quirky performance that holds interest.

August 15, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Steve Martin is at it again remaking classic stories in new, fresh, and wonderful ways.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Audience Reviews for A Simple Twist of Fate

A moving and entertaining film. A Simple Twist of Fate, nevertheless is not the best of Steve Martin.
May 18, 2014
Lucas Martins

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This movie is about a man named Michael McCann (Steve Martin) who lives a lonely simple life. That is, until he finds an abandoned little girl on his doorstep. From there he goes on to adopt the young girl. But a custody battle erupts a couple years later. But of course it turns into a battle of money, which McCann doesn't have a lot of.
This movie was very heart warming. Not a comedy as most films done by Martin. He plays a dramatic role,and it is refreshing. Loved this movie. Pulls on the heart strings. It shows you that any man can be a loving father to a child without actually being related. The little girl in this movie was so cute, and was such great little actress.
Definitely a movie to see.
November 2, 2009
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Steve Martin makes a wonderful performance in this effective tale of a man who all but cuts himself off from the world after he discovers that the child his wife is about to have is not his. Then, a baby is left on his doorstep.
January 27, 2008
deano
Dean McKenna

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Get the tissues out. Heart warming movie.
July 14, 2007
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