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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, 2005
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Directed by: Jane Anderson
Written by: Jane Anderson
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  99 min
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
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IMDB 7.3

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Uplifting, yet naive
It's a bittersweet, uplifting tale about a very optimistic woman, despite so many difficulties, domestically and within society. Julianne Moore makes a great shift from Far From Heaven's gloomy 50s housewife with no kids and a dysfunctional...
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08.April.2012 |  by: Ami Burg
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Ami Burg rated this title
I'm reluctant to disagree with the many positive reviews: the film was imaginative in many ways and the acting was competent. But...this is a story which exclusively represents the viewpoint of the spinster daughter (as we learn at the end of the...
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04.March.2011 |  by: Dale Williams
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Dale Williams rated this title
I thought Julianne Moore carried this movie, she was fantastic. I'm not sure Woody Harrelson was the best for this part, the whole movie would have been better with a lesser know actor for his part. I know it was the 50's but it bothered me she...
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25.August.2009 |  by: jeffie
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jeffie rated this title
Unfortunately, with a title like The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, you'll never be able to recommend this to a friend because you won't be able to remember it. Forget the title, and you have an absolutely perfect movie. The kind of movie that is...
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22.March.2009 |  by: Matthew
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Matthew rated this title
I'm a big Moore fan, so was highly anticipating this film. Unfortunately, it fell flat for me. Moore seems to be going through the motions, the script drags along at an even pace and never lets you get very excited. The one highlight was Woody...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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Unashamedly whimsical, at times painfully sad, but always very very clever, I have to say—despite my typically preferring Julianne Moore's heavier dramatic roles [Safe, The Hours]—I believe her performance in this comedy-drama shows the real...
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19.March.2009 |  by: mark
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