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Release Date: July 11th, 2008

DVD Release Date: October 21st, 2008

R|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
Hagar (Ellen Burstyn) may be 90 years old, but that doesn't mean she's ready to move into a retirement home as her son, Marvin (Dylan Baker), and his wife want her to do. Determined to keep her freedom, Hagar sets out to find her childhood home, which is now falling apart. Hiding from her family, she begins to confuse the present with the past. She recalls her doomed marriage to a poor farmer, which caused her wealthy father to disinherit her -- and reflects on a secret she's never shared.

Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Kevin Zegers, Ellen Page, Dylan Baker, Christine Horne, Sheila McCarthy, Samantha Weinstein, Ryland Thiessen

Director: Kari Skogland

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Emotional, Father, Rivalry, Growing up, Brooding, Moving, House, Family, Heartwarming, Sacrifice, Car, 2000s, Husband, Son

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Prolific helmer Kari Skogland draws a fiery performance from vet Burstyn and a beguiling one from Christine Horne as the young Hagar. Yet the book's sheer "Giant"-like scope necessitates generational cross-cutting that's both rushed and cluttered; pic would have have been better served as a more leisurely miniseries. show more

  • Writer-director Kari Skogland adapts a beloved Canadian novel gracefully and with plenty of spunk, the same way its main character moves through the world from cradle to grave. show more

  • A lesson in the perils of trying to cram a hefty Canadian novel that spans decades into a movie running just under two hours. show more

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