The Grass Harp Trailer 1996 Director: Charles Matthau Starring: Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon, Mary Steenburgen, Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau Official Content From New Line Home Entertainment A young boy learns about life by observing the eccentric grown-ups in his small hometown. A controlling entrepreneur with most of the town in her pocket, Dolly's sister. Grass Harp is a complex film that is simultaneously intense and comical. After also losing his father, Collin grows to be close to Dolly and Catherine and becomes acquainted with the eccentric townspeople, from the gossip-loving barber to a traveling with fifteen offspring. To escape Verena's oppression Dolly Collin and the Talbo's eccentric maid Catherine Nell Carter run away to an old tree house in the woods.
A con man who charms Verena. Based on a wonderful book by Truman Capote. As for the film version of this one, it is a mixed bag. Based on the memoirs of Truman Capote, Grass Harp tells the story of Colin Fenwick Edward Furlong , a recently orphaned boy who moves in with his colorful aunts Verena Sissy Spacek and Dolly Piper Laurie. This one is not, and I never heard of it until Amazon, in their infinite wisdom, recommended it to me. All the cast are really quite terrific.
Based on the heartwarming classic novel by Truman Capote. But read Capote's Southern Gothic stories too! The film was directed by Charles Matthau, son of Walter Matthau. Just a great all around film. Alonzo , Sissy Spacek , Walter Matthau , Edward Furlong , Nell Carter , Jack Lemmon , Mary Steenburgen , Sean Patrick Flanery , Joe Don Baker , Charles Durning , Roddy McDowall , John A. Note the simple things as you watch: Colin's hesitant beginning strokes; the circles of loves lost, found, and lost again multiple characters ; the wavy lines of the value of money and what it can and can't buy; the darker sides of faithfulness and faithlessness. When a city slicker comes to town and convinces Verena to market Dolly's locally-famous tonic, Dolly finally gets some backbone, refuses to divulge the formula, and heads for a tree house with Collin and Catherine, the loyal maid.
Their rebellion sparks a series of events that change their lives and the entire town as well. It has been cast perfectly with Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie beautifully bringing to life the Talbo sister's Verena and Dolly respectively. Elcan, Michael Mendelsohn, Susan Gee, John Winfield, James T. After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. But their adventure sparks a series of events that will change not just their lives but the future of the entire town as well. He soon discovers that the Talbo household is anything but normal.
Made-for-television movies are distributed in 4:3 small screen. It also has Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. To escape Verena's oppression, Dolly, Collin, and Catherine run away to an old tree house in the woods. But the tale itself is there and the acting is great. Mary Steenburgen can kill a movie faster than any actress I know though. Now, before we get into the various whats and wheres of how you can watch 'The Grass Harp' right now, here are some finer points about the drama flick.
Ritz pressures Verena to obtain the recipe for Dolly's famous tonic, promising huge profits if he is allowed to distribute the product nationally. The screenplay was written by and Kirk Ellis. Following the death of his parents young Collin Fenwick Edward Furlong comes to a small southern town to live with his father's cousins Verena and Dolly Talbo. Fans of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau will love it. Verena is a domineering, greedy woman who runs roughshod over her quieter and more submissive sister. It was filmed on location in.
Their rebellion sparks a series of events that change their lives and the entire town as well. Curious to know what the movie's about? It is an intellectual gentle love story--not the kind of jump-into-bed-with-rank-strangers-type, but it highlights the love of friends and family and tests the traditional guidelines of attraction and romance. Available: Google Play, iTunes Store, YouTube In the 1940s, young Collin Edward Furlong arrives in a small, sleepy southern town after his mother's death and moves in with his aging spinster cousins, Dolly Piper Laurie and Verena Sissy Spacek. It was filmed on location in. Davis, Jerry Tokofsky, Kirk Ellis, Laura Sutton and Solomon J.
The Southern Gothic feel is just not there. The film was directed by Charles Matthau, son of Walter Matthau. The runtime of The Grass Harp is 107 minutes 01 hours 47 minutes. Will Verena's venom win out? Verena, who has most of the town in her pocket, sics the law on the renegades. The images should not contain any sexually explicit content, race hatred material or other offensive symbols or images.