The Lotus Eaters (1993)

PG-13   |    |  Drama

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A family of Canadian pig farmers find their lives addled with dysfunction and underlying problems beneath their cheerful facade.


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13 June 2004 | slouchingpoet
A somber and touching movie
I happened to catch this flick on television a couple of years ago. My mother was away taking care of my dying aunt and my father was working double shifts at the hospital. I mention that because the setting was perfect to watch this particular movie. Its peaceful and while seemingly cliché the dialogue and action is pitch-perfect. Its the type of film you want to watch alone on a night when you're in no mood to tune into the news or the regular sit-coms and can't sleep. Its really a shame that it hasn't received wider distribution, especially in the US. I can probably count every good film that's come out of Canada on one hand, and this one goes on my thumb. I'm still looking for a copy.

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Published by Longitude Music Co. & Full Keel Music Co.
Performed by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Courtesy of Warner Special Products


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