The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)





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A simple, small town man must battle developers who are trying to gain possession of his land, and in the process, he starts a friendship with a psychiatrist that was brought to town to declare the man insane.

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Sidney Poitier
as Noah Dearborn
Mary-Louise Parker
as Dr. Valerie Crane
George Newbern
as Christian
Roxzane T. Mims
as Noah's Mother
Afemo Omilami
as Noah's Father
Christopher Ryan Dunn
as Noah (age 18)
Tommy Creswell
as Dr. Hartman
Terrence Gibney
as Dr. Cowans
Patty Mack
as Evelyn
Frances Bay
as Mrs. Lewis
Von Coulter
as Petrini
Alex Van
as Krager
Marc Gowan
as Dr. Wells
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Critic Reviews for The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn

All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

It's a lovely little movie, and Mary-Louise is a lovely huge talent.

February 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn


An incredible drama in the simplest and purest will experience joy, anger, and even choke on frustration which will mold into a triumphant finale. See this it's good for your soul.

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Fascade Fiveoneeight

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Sidney Poitier can do no wrong in my book. This was a sweet movie where he plays a 91 year old man who is still in good shape and continues to work. He lives a simple life but land developers try and have him declared incompetent in order to seize his property. It was a cute movie that will make you feel good.

Ida Kern
Ida Kern

Super Reviewer

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