The Yearling (1994)

The Yearling





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This moving made-for-TV movie is a faithful rendition of Marjorie Kinan Rawling's timeless coming-of-age tale in which a boy living a hardscrabble life with his family in a Florida swamp must grow-up and face his responsibilities after he befriends an orphaned fawn.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Television, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Joe Wiesenfeld
In Theaters:
RHI Entertainment


as Ezra `Penny' Baxter

as Ora Baxter

as Jody Baxter

as Lem Forrester

as Fodder-Wing

as Mill-Wheel

as Pa Forrester

as Doc Wilson
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

The absence of true grit and dirt-under-fingernails feeling weaken the believability of the drama.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Unfortunately the story, a relatively disconnected series of incidents none of which are particularly compelling, works only in brief spurts.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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