Cross Creek (1983)
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as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
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
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.
At once touching and weird.
Audience Reviews for Cross Creek
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
Cross Creek, based on the memoirs of The Yearling author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, offers a sanitized vision of her early struggle to publish a novel and the Florida backwoods which inspired her prose. A stellar performance by Rip Torn just about keeps the saccharine level at bay.
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