Shy People (1987)

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New York journalist visits her distant cousin for the first time to write an article about her hard life in the bayous of Louisiana. Journalist's wild drug addicted daughter just adds to tensions between two families' cultures.


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  • Martha Plimpton and John Philbin in Shy People (1987)
  • Jill Clayburgh and Barbara Hershey in Shy People (1987)
  • John Philbin and Pruitt Taylor Vince in Shy People (1987)
  • Martha Plimpton and Jill Clayburgh in Shy People (1987)
  • Barbara Hershey in Shy People (1987)
  • Barbara Hershey and Don Swayze in Shy People (1987)

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21 April 2001 | Rod Evan
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| Superb drama and astute analogy of the Soviet Union
Beautiful photography of the Louisiana bayou and excellent performances by Barbara Hershey and the rest of the cast make for a gripping drama. Criticised by some for being melodramatic, this film is more than a comparison of the city and country life. It is also surely an analogy by director Konchalovsky for the Soviet Union progressing through harsh but effective tyranny to a more uncertain and questionable "freedom".

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