Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Haysbert, Stephanie McFadden, Brian Kerwin, Louise Latham
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
On November 22, 1963, America lost a president and a generation lost its innocence. Michelle Pfeiffer (What Lies Beneath) is superb (The Hollywood Reporter) in this 'thoroughly captivating (Rex Reed) film about an inter... more »
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Rita B. (Gabsygirl)
Reviewed on 1/11/2010...
I just watched this movie a couple of weeks ago. I had never even heard of it before. But it is really cute. Michelle Pfeiffer was great as a hapless, naive woman of her time. Dennis Haysbert is really patient with her and I like the way their relationship develops. The movie is sad as well as funny. It is a sad commentary on the racial strife in this country at that time.
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Why Michelle Pfeiffer is the best.
Joyce Chasteen | Fort Worth, TX United States | 07/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hollywood wouldn't know a great character driven movie/script if it hit them with a MACK truck,this film should have received much more attention. Michelle Pfeiffer should have won the Oscar for her role and talent breathing life into the child like naive Texan, Lurene. The "very blond" hairdresser from Dallas deals with her reality by viewing her life through the eyes of Jackie Kennedy. Even down to owning the clothing patterns for Jackie's wardrobe and dealing with her own life's regrets through Jackie's eyes, it is destiny that she attend the President's funeral to give support to Jackie. On her journey she encounters a black man with his own regrets and problems, along with his young daughter Jonell, "Joan Ellen". As their paths meet, so do a variety of crisis that brings their point of views together. Racial observers looking at Lurene and Paul funny because of their acquaintace with each other, but the childlike Lurene doesn't understand why. This is definately a treat to watch, and as a native Dallas/Fort Worth Texan, I vow that Michelle nailed the character Lurene as very believeable, from the accent to her viewpoint as a Texan in the 60's...with a special touch of course. Treat yourself and watch this movie!"
A "Little film" that achieves greatness
Ian Muldoon | Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia | 09/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Call me sentimental, I don't care, but I loved this film. Although it deals with America's cancer - racism- as well as any I can recall, it does so in a way that should touch the human in any civilized human. There have been hundreds of films with racism at their heart, PINKY, THE DEFIANT ONES, THE COLOR PURPLE, MISSISSIPPI BURNING, THE SEARCHERS etc, etc but LOVE FIELD is up with the best and this is due mainly to the masterly direction of Mr Kaplan. But to cite racism as its raison d'etre is to miss the fact that it has a compelling narrative, the story of a journey - on a bus, in a series of vintage sixties automobiles which cruise through the poverty stricken back counties of the black South, and on foot - and an internal journey in the heart and mind of its three main characters, a black man, and his five year old daughter, and a VERY white white woman. There are at least two laugh out loud moments one featuring the gorgeous Ms Pfeiffer who, when caught short in the countryside, is about to defecate on a map of Virginia when she realises they are very near the goal of HER journey, Arlington Cemetery and JFK's funeral, and she stumbles up shouting with her knickers literally in a twist around her ankles. Unless you have a heart of stone, you will also shed some tears over this film - for its characters, for good American people, for the hopes of a potentially great country, and the failure of the American dream. The huge cars symbolise so much - and when our heroes drive off in one, it clunks along at no more than 40 because it is damaged goods, just as the society is which judges and weighs worth on the basis of colour. To me this is Ms Pfeiffer's greatest role and one of the finest I have seen of an American actor. Mr Haysbert is brilliant. A great American film. Call me sentimental, but I loved it!"
A Heart-felt story. One of Pfeiffer's best.
lost_in_space82 | 09/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Love Field is a wonderful film about a confused relationship between a man and a woman. The acting is fantastic, the script is great, an the direction is inspired. Pfeiffer definitley deserved her nomination for this great film. I loved every minute of it."