Passion Fish

{4.5/5} “It’s important that we have clean walls. I’ll be climbing them soon.”

Mary-Alice used to be a soap opera star but she was in an accident and lost the use of her legs. When she’s able to leave the hospital she decides to go back home where she grew up in Louisiana. After several nurses quit, Chantelle shows up. After sitting around watching TV for days, Mary-Alice eventually realizes that she needs to build up some upper body strength.

Passion Fish was released in 1992.

This is a fabulous movie about friendship and dealing with your problems, those life throws at you and those of your own making.

What would you do if you were in a life-changing accident? What would your friends do?

The two main actors, McDonnell and Woodard, display their considerable talents here.

Mary McDonnell (the TV show Battlestar Galactica) plays Mary-Alice and Alfre Woodard (Star Trek: First Contact) plays Chantelle. David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck.) plays Rennie and Vondie Curtis-Hall (Romeo + Juliet) plays Sugar.

The movie was directed by John Sayles (The Brother From Another Planet).

This entry was posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 10:02 pm and is filed under Reviews of movies. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply