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Wildflower (1991)

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Set in the rural South of the '30s, the made-for-cable film Wildflower is about a pair of teenaged siblings who become friends with an epileptic girl named Alice (Patricia Arquette), who has been forced to live in the barn behind her father's house because he believed her seizures were the work of the devil. With the help of the two teenagers, the girl is able to become part of everyday society.
Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Drama
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Worldvision Home Video

Cast

Patricia Arquette
as Alice Guthrie
Beau Bridges
as Jack Perkins
William McNamara
as Sammy Perkins
Reese Witherspoon
as Ellie Perkins
Susan Blakely
as Ma Guthrie
Collin Wilcox Paxton
as Grandma Bessie
Richard K. Olsen
as Doc Murphy
Norman Max Maxwell
as Orman Guthrie
Allison Smith
as Lisa Mae
Heather Lynch
as Bertha
Robert Priester
as David Butler
Rick Warner
as Minister
Ennis Atkins
as Old Man
Mary Page
as Church Girl
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Critic Reviews for Wildflower

All Critics (1)

While it carries some strong performances, the script and direction (by actress Diane Keaton) are far from superior.

Full Review… | October 15, 2003
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Wildflower

½

Cast: Beau Bridges, Reese Witherspoon, Patricia Arquette, Susan Blakely, William McNamara, Norman Max Maxwell, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Richard K. Olsen Director: Diane Keaton Summary: Diane Keaton directs this touching drama about a brother and a sister who befriend Alice, an epileptic forced to live in a barn, and decide to help her discover a kinder, more forgiving world. My Thoughts: "A sweet, touching, and sometimes harsh film. The way Alice is living and being treated is awful and some of the things her "father" does to her is hard to watch. Patricia Arquette does a fantastic job bringing Alice to life. Watching how everything was brand new for Alice was a joy. Makes you miss the innocence of childhood. Reese Witherspoon shows off her great talent at a young age which shows why she's so great today. The movie is set in the 30's and won't be to everyones style, but I enjoyed it. I didn't even know Diane Keaton had directed a film, so this was a nice surprise. I think she did well. It wasn't great though. I didn't care for the opening scene and how a scene would abruptly stop and change. Besides that, it was a good job on her part. It's a great cast with a great story about how a kind gesture can improve and change a persons life. See it if you get the chance."

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Super Reviewer

½

Very sweet and touching. Love the cast, but not the acting. It wasn't horrible, but it was a bit too dramatic.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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My all-time-fav movie, the caring and friendship offered by two decent and compassionate sibling teenagers transforms a severely abused and neglected hearing-impaired girl into a beautiful young woman.

Terry Scerine
Terry Scerine

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