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Actors: Rebecca Demornay, Robert Knepper, Carol Mitchell-Leon, Richard Jenkins, Ellen Burstyn
Director: John Korty
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
Rebecca De Mornay stars as a young Georgia parolee who, upon "Getting Out" of prison after serving time on theft and murder convictions, defies both her mother (Ellen Burstyn) and the child welfare system in a desperate at... more »
A beautiful TV-movie
Calle | 01/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rebecca De Mornay plays Arlene, a woman getting out from a prison after eight years. Now she wants to start a new life with her son, who was taken from her after he was born. But things turn out more difficult than she had expected. It doesn't get better by her mother's attitude and that she (the mother) refuses to see she made mistakes and admit she knew Arlene was molested by her father as a child. Rebecca De Mornay is one of the greatest and most underrated actresses of our time and she makes a wonderful job portraying Arlene, a woman like any other, but who has been though lots of difficulties. Ellen Burstyn is good as the mother and Carole Mitchell-Leon as her new neighbor, Ruby. The music is good and the movie is well written and feels very true, very real. It's one of Rebecca's best movies and, unfortunately, one of her least well known. More people should get the chance to see this beautiful movie. I recommend you to see it!"
"I brung ya some pickle loaf and bologna."
M C | Houston | 08/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"GETTING OUT is one of those rare TV movies that are actually good. Rebecca DeMornay returns to her hometown upon release from prison. The film depicts her strained relationship with her mother & the confronting of the past. DeMornay's character had been molested as a child by her father whom is now an invalid. Ellen Burstyn portrays her sleazy mother and they are both amazing in there roles."