Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge

DVD - 2015
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The four-part drama tells the story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center.
Publisher: [New York] :, HBO Home Video,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: DVD TV OLI
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (240 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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lyla8
Jul 03, 2017

A dreary story of a harsh and uncaring woman. I kept watching to see it it would be revealed what made her that way but no. The ending is just plainly unbelievable. A waste of time.

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ugliegirlie
Dec 14, 2016

LOVED every minute of this. Very realistic and absorbing. Has you thinking about it days after watching.

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britprincess1ajax
Nov 07, 2015

I adore Frances McDormand, which is why it pains me that I couldn't find something more interesting in OLIVE KITTERIDGE. It cruises through Olive's middle age, spanning roughly from age forty to sixty-five. Unfortunately, despite the events sprinkled throughout her small-town life, it's all left feeling mundane. As brief a miniseries as it is, it still drags, but it intrigued me enough to continue watching, so at least that can be said for it. I've yet to read the source material, so I'm not sure if that's an attempt at a truthful adaptation or a flaw in the filmmaker's execution all their own. It is definitely reminiscent of director Lisa Cholodenko's other work, like THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, with its indie feel and distinctive take on the personality of one Maine family, the Kitteridges. That being said, Frances gives this mostly miserable woman a sense of human spirit, blessing it with a modicum of heart and humour and wit that, I'm sure, is lacking on paper as the mere written word. Her intonations help shape Olive and develop an intimate portrait with which we can empathize. Without Frances shouldering the burden, OLIVE would be a worthless chunk of time you'll never get back. As it is, it's only slightly better. I'm sorry, HBO. I won't remember this so-called memorable programming next year. As hard as it is for me to tear into this series, I couldn't recommend it.

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sadams1890
Sep 14, 2015

Excellent mini-series with Frances McDermond aging 25 yrs. Dark and all too human a story. Loved it...sa..

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