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A Cooler Climate

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A Cooler Climate

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
100 minutes
performer:
Sally Field, Judy Davis
director:
Susan Seidelman
author:
Marsha Norman
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

Sally Field and Judy Davis are wasted in A Cooler Climate, which amounts to an Afterschool Special for grown-ups about a suddenly poor woman forced into domestic service and the mean rich lady who hires her. This made-for-Showtime movie verges on guilty pleasure, especially after the preternaturally fit Field takes up with a sensitive-guy sculptor, but the ”Hey, we all need a friend” message is just too sickly sweet. C

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