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||IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 from 5,275 votes
||Release: 1 June 2007 (Spain) /
||Genre: Biography, Drama
||Director: Jane Anderson,
||Stars: Abigail Falle, Ellary Porterfield, Erik Knudsen, Jake Scott, Jordan Todosey, Julianne Moore, Laura Dern, Michael Seater, Monté Gagné, Robert Clark, Ryan Price, Shae Norris, Simon Reynolds, Trevor Morgan, Woody Harrelson
||Synopsis: Kelly and Evelyn Ryan live in Defiance, Ohio with their 10 children. At first glance their life seems idyllic; they call each other "Mother" and "Father" and seem to dote on the kids. But Kelly was a garage-band crooner whose voice was ruined in an auto accident. He's resigned to a dead-end factory job that barely pays the bills, and is given to fits of alcohol-induced rage. Evelyn, a stay-at-home wife and mother, deals with this abuse by appealing to her priest, who is no help at all. She deals with their poverty by entering the jingle contests that were the rage in the 50's and early 60's, even sending in multiple entries in the names of the children. She is very clever at it, winning more than her share of prizes, but her successes aren't enough to keep the wolf from the door. Further, they trigger Kelly's insecurities and he retreats deeper into the bottle, using food and mortgage money to support the habit. Can the loving, optimistic Evelyn hold the family together? Is she ... Written by Joe Jurca
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I went into a screening of this film cold. I didn't know anything about
it except that it starred Julianne Moore. I walked by a poster of the
film on the way into the theater and was horrified, thinking it was
going to be a chick flick.
Well, folks. When I go into a theater and I can't take my eyes off the
screen and the movie goes by without me ever even checking my watch, I
know I've seen a good movie.
Moore plays a woman with 10 children. Although her husband works as a
machinist, she basically provides for the family by winning all sorts
of contests for all kinds of big prizes, including big cash prizes. The
woman is a master of winning these things. It's the one thing that's
keeping her family together. She's definitely the hero and the one
person everyone looks up to. Definitely an inspiration. I don't want to
spoil anything, so I'll stop at that, but I will say that Moore does a
great job with her role.
Moore's husband in the movie, played by Woody Harrelson with emotional
conviction and healthy dose of humanity, has a drinking problem and is
a big source of tension inside the household. To the movie's credit, it
doesn't paint the father as the typical one-note, evil,
hateful,abusive, drunken father. There's a real character in there who
loves his wife and kids and the movie does its best to portray him as
fairly as possible despite his drinking problem and fits of rage.
The movie does bring out strong emotions from its audience, not quite a
tear-jerker but close. It's not the sort of movie I would watch again
and again because it's not my type of film, but I was glad for having
There's good acting, good pacing, a good story and possibly most
important of all, it is told in an entertaining, gripping fashion. I
wouldn't be surprised to find out if there is an Academy Award
nomination in store for Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson.
At the end of the movie, there was a nice round of applause from the
audience. I told one lady, "Wow, the two hours just went..." and I
snapped my fingers. She said, "It just zipped by." I also heard several
different people talking as I left the theater, "Did you like it?"
"Yeah, it was great."
Go see it.
Tags for The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Full Movie
, Ellary Porterfield
, Erik Knudsen
, Jake Scott
, Jordan Todosey
, Julianne Moore
, Laura Dern
, Michael Seater
, Monté Gagné
, Robert Clark
, Ryan Price
, Shae Norris
, Simon Reynolds
, Trevor Morgan
, Woody Harrelson
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