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PG-13| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Evelyn Ryan (Julianne Moore) suffers in her marriage to Kelly (Woody Harrelson), a slovenly alcoholic whose only consistent quality is his utter lack of respect for her. As Evelyn struggles to make ends meet and care for their 10 children, she begins to turn to contests as a source of entertainment and much-needed income. To the amazement of her friends and family, Evelyn's quick wit leads her to pen prizewinning amateur jingles and one-liners for products all across the spectrum.

Cast: Julianne Moore , Woody Harrelson , Laura Dern , Trevor Morgan , Ellary Porterfield , Simon Reynolds , Jordan Todosey , Frank Chiesurin

Director: Jane Anderson

Genres: Drama

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)

Release Date: September 30th, 2005|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's tough to imagine a guy who won't squirm through this tale of 1950s housewife Evelyn Ryan. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    A heartwarming, inspirational tale. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    An engaging film bolstered by the stellar performance of Julianne Moore. show more

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