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Brush With Fate
Brush With Fate
Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Thomas Gibson, Phyllida Law, Kelly Macdonald
Director: Brent Shields
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television, Educational, Military & War
UR     2003     1hr 40min

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Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Thomas Gibson, Phyllida Law, Kelly Macdonald
Director: Brent Shields
Creators: Brent Shields, Berry van Zwieten, Cameron Johann, Richard Welsh, Thomas John Kane, Richard Russo, Susan Vreeland
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television, Educational, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Drama, Family Films, Television, Educational, Military & War
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/21/2003
Original Release Date: 02/02/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 02/02/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

rauova | Colorado Plains | 02/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Georgeous movie which inspired the whole family. Our son, (16 yrs old) is in IB art class, spent the whole evening checking the facts about Jan Vermeer and Dutch paintings."
Brush With Fate
Aldo C. D'Eredita | Richland, Iowa | 01/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was a very good movie, the only thing is, is that you have to watch it twice to really get an understanding on the sequence of where and to whom the painting was passed down. Those sequences can be a bit confusing if your not paying attention. Glenn Close gives a wonderful performance as the spinster Professor with a secret. The twist at the end of the movie took me by surprise. A very informative and educational film on one of the works of Vermeer and what could have possible happened to some of the greatest masterpieces we may never see. I highly recommend this movie to history buffs, art lovers and anyone who likes movies with a bit of a twist at the end."
A moving view of art, and real life's compromises
Joseph M. Seda | 10/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"excellent portrayel of artistic needs, sacrifices, and bigotry and class prejudices. A really great period piece."
Beautiful Scenery, bad plot, bad acting
Frieslander | Bogota, D.C., Colombia | 12/26/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this movie to see the Dutch scenery. I could barely get through the movie though and I'm too embarrassed to lend it to anyone. Glenn Close also did a poor job."