Rich in Love (1993)




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After the matriarch (Jill Clayburgh) of a Southern family abruptly leaves her husband Warren (Albert Finney), it's up to 17-year-old Lucille (Kathryn Erbe) to keep the family together. Further complicating matters is the sudden arrival of eldest daughter Rae (Suzy Amis), who moves back home after discovering that she's pregnant.
Comedy , Drama
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Albert Finney
as Warren Odom
Jill Clayburgh
as Helen Odom
Kathryn Erbe
as Lucille
Ethan Hawke
as Frobiness
David Hager
as Parnell Meade
Ramona Ward
as Sharon
Wayne Dehart
as Sam Poole
D.L. Anderson
as Inn Receptionist
Janell McLeod
as Bookstore Clerk
Jennifer Banco
as Horse Carriage Driver
Anthony Burke
as Singer
Terry Park
as Terry
Stephanie Legette
as Laura Migo
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Critic Reviews for Rich in Love

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

It only impresses with its fine ear for colorful Southern dialogue and for Erbe's energetic performance.

Full Review… | September 14, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A satisfying screen version of Josephine Humphrey's 1978 novel about the education of a young woman's sentiments about love and marriage.

Full Review… | July 12, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

A rewarding drama

April 26, 2003

Good performances help prevent this once from overdoing its quirkiness.

February 2, 2003
Lawrence Journal-World

Overlooked, underrated.

November 5, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This is a rich ensemble, offering unexpected pleasures throughout the majority of the film.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Rich in Love

Not a bad little movie, but I don't know about the overall message. Especially with the older sister, sticking with that guy after the two awful things he did (the second she had not found out about by the end of the film). I couldn't help but think there was definitely another installment to this story that didn't have a happy ending! I liked the main character, but she didn't appear to have a lot of substance, only really there for the stronger characters to bounce off, and you don't really get a good sense of what makes her tick. Perhaps she doesn't really fit in there, I thought the ending was good for her. I guess at face value it is a nice little story about finding yourself in a small town, (particularly in the case of the mother), but there were a few things that bothered me about it. Maybe I read too much into it!

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

The story is illogical and without the right reactions to situations from the characters. No one is truly likeable enough in this movie.

Christy Perry
Christy Perry

The title seems to vary in meaning throughout the family focussed on in this film, the sense of family and love all exist through the main character who seems to be the bond holding everything together. One of those sort of films that you find watchable, yet has no real structure to it.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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