Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Front Cover Actor
Kathy Bates Dolores Claiborne
Jennifer Jason Leigh Selena St. George
Christopher Plummer Det. John Mackley
Judy Parfitt Vera Donovan
David Strathairn Joe St. George
Eric Bogosian Peter
John C. Reilly Const. Frank Stamshaw
Ellen Muth Young Selena
Bob Gunton Mr. Pease
Roy Cooper Magistrate
Wayne Robson Sammy Marchant
Ruth Marshall Secretary
Weldon Allen Bartender
Tom Gallant Searcher
Kelly Burnett Jack Donovan
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Thriller; Crime
Director Taylor Hackford
Producer Gina Blumenfeld; Taylor Hackford
Writer Stephen King; Tony Gilroy
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 2 hr 12 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Dark secrets, family torments, and two murders swirl around the stoic, hardened figure of Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates), a housekeeper accused of murdering her employer of 22 years. Then there was that timely accident that took Dolores's husband (David Strathairn) during the solar eclipse of 1975. Yet with all the somber suffering that follows Dolores like a miasma of pain, none of it compares with the heartache of a relationship she has with her grown daughter (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Although this flick is rife with horror, it is not of the supernatural kind, but rather of the torment only real people can impose on one another. The script is full of colorful language, and director Taylor Hackford successfully weaves several plot threads and psychological dilemmas throughout this engrossing tale without diminishing any of them. He not only culls intense performances from his cast, but he also brings to life the landscape around them. When the film's best-kept secret is finally given up, it occurs under the surreal backdrop of a solar eclipse that is a truly sensational bit of cinematography. --Rochelle O'Gorman
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It Yes
Index 730
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/16/03
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 006
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 053939254822
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English; French
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen