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Empire Falls ()

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featuring Ed Harris, Danielle Panabaker, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman, Helen Hunt, Aidan Quinn, William Fichtner, Dennis Farina, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright Penn, Nesbitt Blaisdell, Adam Le Fevre, Stephen Mendillo, Larry Pine, Miles Chandler, Matt Blumm, Carey Lowell, Kortney Adams, David Altshuler, Doree A. Austin, Michael Brockman, Matthew Dixon, Bradley J. Van Dussen, Troy Faucher, Bryant R. Garrett, Stephen E. Hodgdon, James K. Small, Birdie Katz, Wilma Keem, Tina Konstantoulaki, June Marie Krumholz, Gail R. Pelotte, Scott Riccio, David Montgomery, Dan Pleva, Delia Robertson, Timothy J. Ryan, Linda Saulter, Adam L. Sirois, Tony Takacs, Emily Wachtel, Kaile R. Jr. Warren, Claire Winters, Harold Withee

This two-part HBO miniseries is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo. Having long since sacrificed youthful ideals and values to remain in his New England hometown for the sake of his family, middle-aged Miles Roby (Ed Harris) finds his "secure" little world disintegrating when his wife, Janine (Helen Hunt), divorces him. Equally vexing is the emotional and financial pressure exerted by domineering town matriarch Francine Whiting (Joanne Woodward), who owns (among other things) the Empire Grill, the little diner that Ed has run for several years. As he reflects on what he considers to be a wasted life, Ed flashes back to memories of his curmudgeonly father, Max (Paul Newman, who also executive-produced the miniseries); his long-dead mother, Grace (Robin Wright Penn); his scapegrace brother, David (Aidan Quinn); his blossoming daughter "Tick" (Danielle Panabaker); and Francine's late husband, C.B. Whiting (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Also tied in with Miles's reminiscences is the spectacular saga of the rise and fall of Empire Falls, a once-prosperous mill town that has fallen into disrepair -- as have the town's once-rigid and inviolate social barriers. Despite the initial bleakness of Miles' plight, and the revelation of innumerable family skeletons as the plot progresses, the story is ultimately both heartwarming and life-affirming. Filmed on location in Maine, Empire Falls originally aired on May 28 and 29, 2005. Hal Erickson, Rovi Hide synopsis

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JeffB

Nice adaptation of the book

by JeffB on Jul 29, 2010

So many times, a movie fails to capture the spirit and 'life' of a book. In this case, the length of the movie allows the director the freedom to really develop each character, so that the book can be felt through the movie - I enjoyed this adaptation and enjoyed seeing the book's characters interpreted by the actors. The cast was well-chosen and excellent for their roles.

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