A Thousand Acres

Synopsis: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Jocelyn Moorhouse
Production: Beacon Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

put on a big welcome for him.

I think most people turned up

out of curiosity...

but nobody asked him why he'd come back,

or even where he'd been.

What is this, Ginny?

I was just glad to see him.

I bet that's Marlene's ambrosia.

She likes to-

- Wow. What do we have here?

- Jess!

- It's the Cook girls.

- It's the pest.

You got it.

- So, where's little Caroline?

- Little Caroline?

Do you know, Jess, she's a lawyer now,

down in Des Moines.

She's going to get married

this fall to another lawyer.

- Caroline? Married?

- She's not a baby, Jess.

According to Daddy,

it's almost too late to breed her.

You know,

sows and heifers and empty chambers...

- it's a whole theoretical system.

- Larry's still like that?

You shouldn't think something's changed...

just because you haven't

seen it for 13 years.

I guess you remember that Rose

always says what she thinks.

And I remember you used

to like your mum's Swiss steak.

- I haven't eaten meat in seven years.

- And you've come back?

Hey, Rose.

Look, it's Eileen Dahl, Ginny.

I should go say hello.

You'll starve to death around here.

Let's see.

I guess I won't.

- Watch your step, Daddy.

- Yeah.

Here's Caroline now.

And my husband, Ty. You remember him.

Hello, Ginny.

- How you doing, Jess?

- Good to see you, Ty.

- You must be Jess. I'm Caroline Cook.

- Yes, I know.

- You probably don't remember me.

- Yeah, I do.

It's nice to see you again.

- Are you staying the night?

- Daddy's.

I'm going to go fix him a plate.

Ty, give me a hand.

Excuse me.

That's Rose's husband, Pete.

I don't think you ever met him.

And the girls? Yours?

No, Rose's. They're home for the weekend.

They go to a boarding school

in West Branch.

You were gone before Rose had them.

- And your kids?

- No, we don't have any.

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