Blu-ray Release: Places in the Heart

Blu-ray Release Date: July 14, 2015
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The 1984 drama Places in the Heart is writer-director Robert Benton’s nostalgic but thoroughly unsentimental memory piece about growing up in a small Texas town during the Great Depression.

Sally Field in Places in the Heart

Sally Field in Places in the Heart

Focusing on a young widow (the Oscar-winning Sally Field, who was so fine in Lincoln, though we’ll always love her best in The Flying Nun) who suddenly has to support her two young children, the film celebrates the community she gathers around her: a black hobo (Danny Glover, 2012) who begins as a thief and winds up as a friend and mentor; a cranky blind boarder (John Malkovich, Secretariat); a pragmatic sister (Lindsay Crouse, House of Games) who is supporting her own family, including a husband (Ed Harris, The Way Back) with a penchant for her best friend (Amy Madigan, The Lifeguard). Their grit and determination are poignantly presented with an assist from the sterling cinematography of Nestor Almendros (Days of Heaven).

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.