Glenn Kenny
March 25, 1994 AT 05:00 AM EST

A Home of Our Own

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
performer
Kathy Bates, Edward Furlong, Clarissa Lessig
director
Tony Bill
distributor
Gramercy Pictures
author
Patrick Sheane Duncan
genre
Drama

We gave it a B

This Old Fried Green House — what a concept! In A Home of Our Own, Kathy Bates plays yet another big woman with a big dream, a determined matriarch who moves her brood to the Midwest, where she scrimps and saves while the kids actually construct a domicile. Her oldest son (Terminator 2‘s Edward Furlong) has to take on fatherly responsibilities in the single-parent household — just as in that old Clarence Carter song ”Patches.” The acting is fine all around, and director Tony Bill (Untamed Heart) doles out the sentimentality in surprisingly palatable doses. So if you go for this sort of thing, you’ll be quite gratified. Me, I prefer ”Patches.” B

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