The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Mystery


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A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister's son, a ... See full summary »


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4 August 2005 | sam_perera
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| Not that great !
I just purchased this through the Merchant & Ivory DVD collection. I must admit I was unaware of who Carson McCullers was until I realized that she also wrote "A Heart is a Lonely Hunter". True to her style, this is a dark tale with the edge of by-sexuality in the main character (as McCullers was also). The movie it self is less than imaginative with some scenic wonders and yet with placid and flat acting. Simon Callow is not a good director and I definitely love the man as an actor more. Some scenes are memorable and the color red is used beautifully as a dress and a shirt - when you see it you will know how and why. Definitely put in the rent category for a somber afternoon.

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Release Date:

June 1991

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA

Filming Locations

Austin, Texas, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,343 5 May 1991

Gross USA:

$184,890

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$184,890

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