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A Simple Twist of Fate
A Simple Twist of Fate
Actors: Steve Martin, Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Catherine O'Hara, Alana Austin
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
PG-13     2003     1hr 46min

Big-screen favorite Steve Martin (FATHER OF THE BRIDE) shines in this heartwarming motion picture about a single dad who discovers the joys and pain of fatherhood after adopting a daughter. All is well with this special re...  more »


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Actors: Steve Martin, Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Catherine O'Hara, Alana Austin
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Creators: Steve Martin, Andrew Dunn, Humphrey Dixon, Karen Snow, Ric Kidney, George Eliot
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Steve Martin, Drama, Comedy
Format: DVD - Color,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/06/2003
Original Release Date: 09/02/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 09/02/1994
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 46min
Screens: Color,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Sharon F. (Shar) from HIALEAH, FL
Reviewed on 4/16/2021...
Steve Martin can do no wrong movies in my book and this one is one of his better ones. Adorable.
Kaycee M. (GodBlessOurFamily) from SILOAM SPGS, AR
Reviewed on 11/2/2012...
Excellent movie! Touching, funny, adorable! Steve Martin and the entire cast did an amazing job on this one!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Angie Kathleen L. from OREM, UT
Reviewed on 11/23/2010...
Great story for adopted children and adoptive parents. Well done. Loved Steve Martin in this non-comedic part and as a director. Based on Silas Mariner, it is somewhat predictable.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 9/2/2009...
Good movie - shows how a little girl who is adopted warms her father's heart and changes him.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Simple Twist of Fate- Possibly Steve Martin's Best Movie Yet
Jody Noller | Putnam, Connecticut USA | 01/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Steve Martin is primarily known for comedy, but in this heartwarming and heart-wrenching film he shows great ability
in a serious role. Martin stars as a man who is recently divorced after his wife had an affair and got pregnant. 5 years later as a carpenter, he has all of his gold coins stolen by a local politician's drug/alcohol crazed brother. But the local politican (Gabriel Byrne) has skeletons in his closet he is hiding the illegitimate birth of a girl child to a heroin addicted woman. The woman dies outside Martin's home in the midst of a snowstorm, and the little girl wanders inside Martin's home and scares the heck out of his own words "She came to replace my money" Maureen O'Hara costars.
A fantastic film which got very little credit. My daughter loved it! You will too!"
This is an adorable film all should see.
Jody Noller | 03/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I rented this movie and liked it so much that I bought my own copy. Steve Martin did a good job of taking this movie and making it modern from George Elliot's book Silas Marner. All the characters played their role well and it has great music and scenery. Everyone should at least see this movie once in their life if not more!"
Modern version of George Eliot's story 'Silas Marner'
Jody Noller | 10/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really enjoyed viewing this movie when I rented it a few years ago. 'A Simple Twist of Fate' is based on Mary Ann Evans' (1819-80; Pen-name George Eliot) story 'Silas Marner'(if anyone is interested in reading Silas Marner on-line, go to this web address, inside the {} brackets: {}Steve Martin is a sad & lonely bachelor school teacher who's life feels empty and irrelevant; Then a sweet little baby girl walks into his life. The short of it is that she has recently become an orphan; So Steve Martin adopts her. Raising this precious little girl brings much love, joy, and happiness into their lives. It is a story about the transformative and healing power of love.I was dismayed to find that this movie is not currently available to purchase"