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Child Bride of Short Creek [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Televista
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Sep 2007
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006Q93VK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 392,781 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great film,poor quality dvd... 9 May 2013
By babyday
1981 tv movie & a dramatization of actual events,we used to have this on video so i was thrilled when i found it had been released on dvd as its a film i have watched over & over!
It follows the story of 15 yr old Jessica(Diane lane),growing up as part of a polygamist community in the 1950's.Jessica finds it hard to except her fate in life & longs to lead a normal life so she finds herself torn between her family & following her heart.
Featuring an excellent cast -esp Diane lane in one of her earliest roles,this is a great coming of age drama.The only downside is that the dvd is such poor quality,its obviously a straight from VHS transfer which is a shame as this film deserves a much better release then this!
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3.0 out of 5 stars watchable esp... Helen Hunt ! 19 Nov 2008
This is about a religious community who practise polygamy.The males in the community can have many wives.The main character is a young girl who is to be forced into marriage against her will to an older man and her conflict of loving her family but wanting a life free of the restrictions and rules within the community. It is a good story and keeps the interest going throughout. Will she get out ? This is an early film of Helen Hunt and she has one or two good scenes but i would have liked to see more of her. She is a plus in any film !
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3.0 out of 5 stars Plot with a story to tell....... 24 Nov 2011
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watching this looked a bit tired and very much dated- but the plot is reasonable- chris atkins still at his best -so early in his career- 5.5/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it when it came out . . . 19 April 2008
By Architypigal - Published on
I saw this movie repeatedly in the 80's. My little sister and I used to watch it because it had gotten videotaped after something else we had taped off the TV (long before tivo and dvr, young people). Anyway, we were young and sheltered; grew up in a pretty strict home, and there wasn't anything objectionable about this movie. I just happened to look it up in light of all this FDLR business in the news to see if it was out there. I must say, though, that the previous review that described the plot made such as mishmash of it that I have my doubts they saw it. I do remember it quite clearly as we watched it repeatedly. In fact, I remembered it so well, that the first time I saw Mad About You, I called my sister to tell her that 'Naomi' was on a sitcom now. I didn't recognize Diane Lane, but I have been wondering for years who that girl was.

The movie is about a young girl (Lane) dealing with coming of age and making a personal decision about polygamy. The compound is raided, and rather than elope, she goes back to face the raid with her mother. After they are allowed to return to the compound years later, her mother encourages her to escape rather than be taken back. Her mother also is facing her demons with the life that she has chosen, and you get to see her struggle as the wife of a polygamist.

To wrap it up, very tastefully done--could be shown to a youth group--with good character development and plenty of room for discussion, not just about polygamy, but also about tolerance, and learning to make responsible decisions as one matures.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Good TV-movie - LOUSY DVD (junk quality bootleg) 6 April 2011
By gangsteroctopus - Published on
Once again, Televista, a video/DVD pirating operation, gives us another homemade DVD-R with cruddy quality, color Xerox sleeve art - the usual "high" standards that all of their garbage products exhibit.

Don't be a sucker. Don't buy their junk. And, Amazon, quit letting them sell their illegitimate crap here!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good view of polygamy 6 Feb 2011
By Danetta Cordova - Published on
This is a dramatization of a historic raid on a polygamist community. I grew up in Utah as a non-Mormon, but I went with my best friend to all kinds of LDS church meetings, conferences and dances. The main LDS church will excommunicate you for polygamy, but off shoot churches have continued this practice to this day. The "Big Brother" feel of everyone knowing everyone else's business, and being expected to do as everyone else does, in every little thing in your life, is very true. It is a realistic glimpse into a tightly woven religious sect (cult if you will). Very young girls are married off to men the age of their fathers, or even grandfathers, and often they are already related in some way, because of the small size of the community. I love this line; the girls are doing hard chores in above 100(f)degree heat. One of the girls had dared to roll up the sleeves of her very modest, below the knee, dress to just above her elbows to cool off a bit. Her mother says "roll those sleeves down!-you want to show everything you've got!?"
5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty men... 1 Mar 2014
By Gator Girl - Published on
using the good Lord for their dirty deeds. This is a good movie. A teenage girl trying to figure out what's right and wrong about love. A must see.
5.0 out of 5 stars child bride of short creek 10 Jun 2013
By julie montgomery - Published on
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this is a very touching movie,a true story ,good acting.great story about men having 3 or 4 wives,young girls,having children,the young women have no choice but to go along with this.
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