December 11th, 2011 07:44 PM
Spitfire Grill (1996)
Just watched spitfire grill on Netflix. It won a sundance festival award in 1996. I would highly recommend the film.
This movie has a lot of redemption themes based in a small town in Maine (Gilead). A young woman is placed in the little town after completing her sentence for manslaughter. Her story of redemption (and the town's) holds together pretty well. The ending is a bit surprising.
A couple of things bothered me - the maine accents were really bad and inconsistent; the story had some unbelievable parts (as most of these types of redemption stories have) and they might have misedited the last two scenes.
One of the devices used in the story is the sale of the grill by raffle/essay contest. This might seem strange but it is actually a technique that was used to sell houses during the early 90s. They also mixed in some other 1990s issues and events.
The photography is very good. the acting is especially good (especially considering the budget and that it was originally produced by a Roman Catholic charity, Sacred Heart League).
Last edited by Doug Kitchen; December 11th, 2011 at 07:47 PM.
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