actor: Sissy Spacek

Songs In Ordinary Time

Spacek and Bridges shine, but the film has a dark, often depressing feel. The ex-husband is an alcoholic, the 1959 New England community is contemptuous of a divorced woman, church members are shown as unloving, and there is much strife in the home due to the father’s drinking and a shortage of [...]

Trading Mom

March 15, 1994

Dove Approved for All Ages

The Martin children, Elizabeth, Harry and Jeremy, get into trouble at school on the last day before summer vacation. Their mom shows them the consequences— being grounded—and like most kids, they are not happy with it. The wish they had a different mom. They believe that their neighbor, Mrs. [...]