At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)

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Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, ... See full summary »


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19 September 2002 | rosinaskinner-1
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| 8/10: This under-rated film should have had a better publicity machine.
I'm watching it for the third time on TV. I'm glad there are no commercials [with a film of this length it helps to have no interruptions; the narrative is also much easier to follow].

It's true that it is not a feel-good movie; but it is profound, illuminating, and with humorous moments. It seems immensely true to human nature in the ways I know it--interpersonal, native & religious. Some characters are a bit too stereotyped, but how long would the movie be if they were drawn more slowly?

A comparison: I couldn't watch the movie "The Mission" three times. To me that seemed only painful.

The only nudity I had a problem with was Daryl Hannah's--it seemed a bit gratuitous.

Great acting in many quarters. The Indians were superb. I liked Tom Berenger better than in any other of his movies. I liked the use of the setting, the camera work, the editing, the soundtrack...

I want the DVD!

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