The Yarn Princess (1994)

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Margaret, who has certain mental disabilities, struggles when her husband, Jake, is diagnosed with schizophrenia and the authorities wish to take her children away from her. She has to ... See full summary »


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8 October 2008 | headhunter46
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| An excellent movie about love, life and the troubles that can occur
This is a most touching movie. It deals with the struggles of a slightly retarded woman who only wants to keep her six precious children close to her. Her husband is suddenly stricken with mental illness and has to be drugged to a near stupor to control his outbursts. With no money coming in, she goes to the county to seek help for her children but the county child welfare agents decide it would be best to remove the children because she is not a fit mother. Never mind that one is almost 17 and helps take care of the others now that dad is not able to. This story is as much about true love for family as it is about the calloused opinions of the child welfare people. We sometimes read where child welfare didn't act in time, but this is one time when they should have stayed out of the way. This is not intended to be an indictment of child welfare services, they have a difficult and thankless job. And they do save a lot of children from bad homes, just not always.

It doesn't seem possible until the last 15 minutes or so for this to have a happy ending but it will.

It is a bit telling on societies taste for cinema that this fine movie only has three reviews. The title must be too boring. But make a movie with sex or suggest there will be horrendous explosions and there will be dozens of reviews from people extolling the merits of it.

My heart goes out to all who are poor, or retarded or abused. The ending depicts life the way it should be for all people.

Please watch and enjoy, it is quality viewing.

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Genres

Drama

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Release Date:

27 March 1994

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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