Directed by Taylor Hackford
Starring Christopher Plummer
David Strathairn Jennifer Jason Leigh
Not really a horror film so much as a gothic mystery, "Dolores Claiborne" brought Kathy Bates (who won an Oscar for her role in "Misery") back to Stephen King territory.
Faithful to the King novel, the film has Leigh's New York reporter character return home when her mother Dolores (Bates) is indicted for the murder of an elderly woman she works for.
Dolores is widely suspected of murdering her husband (Leigh's father). In the course of an investigation, Leigh uncovers a lot about her childhood and what really happened between her mother and the elderly woman she apparently murdered.
Intelligent drama is better than "Misery," but isn't scary. Still, it offers a good, chilling mystery. Recommended.
-- Review by Lucius Gore
Posted by on June 25, 2009This actually was a damn good movie. You can feel the pain in Leigh's character throughout the whole movie. Definitely better than the book. Thumbs up
Posted by Movie Searcher on April 21, 2012This is no horror movie but it IS a masterpiece of a drama. The characters and storyline are so strong and true. Made me cry and I'm a guy. This is genuine movie-making at its best.