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The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio (2005)

The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

September 30, 2005 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

99 min.

Production Budget

$12 millions

Studio

DreamWorks

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Jane Anderson

Producer

Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis

Screenwriter

Jane Anderson

Starring

Story


Based on a true story, "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" stars four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore ("Far From Heaven," "The Hours," "The End of the Affair," "Boogie Nights"), Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson ("The People vs. Larry Flynt") and Oscar nominee Laura Dern ("Rambling Rose," "We Don't Live Here Anymore") in the story of a woman who defies the odds to keep a roof over her family's heads.

Evelyn Ryan (Julianne Moore) is a devoted housewife and mother of ten in the 1950s. Her husband (Woody Harrelson) can't seem to make ends meet, but that doesn't stop the car from breaking down, the mortgage coming due and the bills from piling up. It falls to Evelyn to defy the conventions of the day and find a way to keep her family together with the odds stacked against them. Applying her remarkable resourcefulness and an uncommon wit, Evelyn finds her own way in the profitable jingle contests popular in the 1950s and '60s.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..It's a Winner all the way...”
by [E! Online]
“..fitfully engaging..”
by Tim Knight [Reel]
“..a spirited comic drama..”
by Sheri Linden [The Hollywood Reporter]