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Summer of Reese: Wildflower


I watched the movie Wildflower over the weekend. Its a great movie from 1991. In it Reese Witherspoon and William McNamara play a brother and sister who befriend a neighbor girl (Patricia Arquette) that suffers from epilepsy and is hard of hearing. They help the girl to get treatment and freedom from her mean stepfather who locks her in a shed. 

It was a very moving and sweet movie. Reese did a great job as she was still a very young actor. Watching this (especially having just watched The Man in the Moon made it easy to see why Reese has become the star that she is. Her talent is exceptional. I love to see her using her true Southern accent as well. 

IMDB tells me that this movie was originally made for TV so it isn't as widely known as some of Reese's other work. I really enjoyed it. It is fairly family friendly with only one questionable scene and medium violence from the mean stepfather. Overall I think preteen and up kids could watch it, though I don't see anyone appreciating it until they are a bit older.

Also a quick update: this project most likely will not be going as planned. Netflix recently changed their policy and you can now either get streaming movies or movies by mail with our plan. We had to choose one or pay double the amount. We chose the movie streaming, consequently I won't have as much access to the movies as I thought when I started. I do still have some older ones to watch, which are a lot of fun anyway. Plus I own at least one and others are on TV.


  1. I hadn't heard of Wildflower, and I like all the actors in it. I'll have to keep an hour for it. Have a good weekend!

  2. We had to make the same Sophie's Choice with Netflix. We opted for the instant download but the selections are disappointingly limited. However, have you seen the Downton Abbey series??? SO GOOD!!!! Avail on instant download, too!

  3. I haven't heard of Wildflower either. I do like Reese movies though.

  4. I've never heard of this movie! It sounds good.

  5. Rachel Anne, I keep hearing references to Sophie's Choice and was disappointed it was not available on Netflix. Thanks for the suggestions, I will have to check them out.


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