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½ September 22, 2012
An uninspired adaptation of David Ebershoff's novel which blends together two stories, one from the 19th century and one from the present. In the adaptation, the 19th century is diminished and the present-day one tweaked and twisted. A gay plot element is eliminated, as if polygamy is safe to scorn, but homosexuality is too horrible to even deal with. Good, authentic looking polygamy costumes and hairdos and appealing Canadian rural scenery. One of the characters looks eerily like the current Republican presidential candidate. If this topic interests you, watch the movie before the book, or just read the book and forget the movie. For hard core fans of polygamy movies. There are some cases of murder in polygamous sects, but most are of women, not of men, by the way.
August 1, 2012
Its amazing how religion makes people believe crazy stuff. If only people could see their region through the eyes of someone on the outside.
Super Reviewer
May 21, 2012
Really bad. The book was fantastic, but the movie really fell short. There was an unequal focus on the current story vs. the story set in the 1800's. Not only was the focus off, but the acting was terrible, and the whole storyline of the main character being gay is left out.
Super Reviewer
½ October 22, 2011
Just your average BORING Lifetime Channel movie.I had high hopes for this 1 but it was boring from start to finish.I watched about 20 minutes of it & gave up
April 10, 2011
Terrible adaptation of a great book.
March 21, 2011
i really liked the book.
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