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The Stars Fell on Henrietta

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The Stars Fell on Henrietta

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
109 minutes
performer:
Robert Duvall, Frances Fisher, Aidan Quinn
director:
James Keach
author:
Philip Railsback
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

Looking for the perfect movie to rent when Great-Aunt Hermione comes to visit? This is it. Everything about the gently meandering film The Stars Fell on Henrietta belongs to some long-past time: its ’30s Texas setting, its shaggy-dog plot about a wildcatter (Duvall) striking black gold on a dirt-poor farm, its arthritic pace, and its reluctance to provide a modern, bang-up payoff. Elderly relatives will find it sweet-tempered; everyone else may see it as a sleeper that forgot to get out of bed. B-

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