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A Simple Twist Of Fate [DVD] [1995]

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  • Actors: Steve Martin, Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Catherine O'Hara, Alana Austin
  • Directors: Gillies MacKinnon
  • Writers: Steve Martin, George Eliot
  • Producers: Steve Martin, Karen Snow, Ric Kidney
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Disney
  • DVD Release Date: 27 April 2004
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001IM996
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,245 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Steve Martin stars as a reclusive furniture-maker whose life is turned upside down when fate delivers an orphan to his door-step in this comic retelling of 'Silas Marner'. He takes her to his heart but runs into adversity in the guise of a powerful politician who claims that she is his property.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Louden on 26 Jun. 2004
Format: DVD
This is a very touching movie about a carpenter who has been hurt in the past, finds a little girl who wandered into his house in the middle of the night and adopts her, only to his horror finds out 10 years later that the little girl's father is a wealthy politician whom he makes furniture for. In the result of his wife suffering several miscarriges, he wants his daughter back. There are powerful performances from Steve Martin and Gabriel Byrne and excellent supporting cast from Laura Linney and Catherine O'Hara. In my opinion this movie is brilliant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. E. A. Dobson on 22 Jan. 2012
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Just wanted to point out that the cover may deceive people into thinking this is a comedy and it`s not.I do however believe most people who stick with it will find it a most rewarding film.Not a true classic which i would give 5 stars but reading the other reviews it`s nice to know i`m not the only viewer who appreciates it.Great cast and Steve Martin proves once again that he`s good in straight roles too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sue on 12 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD
The cover of this DVD is rather misleading, since it looks as if this film is going to be a light comedy. Since Steve Martin stars, and the plot blurb doesn't suggest otherwise, that's what we assumed.

There are one or two amusing scenes in the middle of the movie, but the first section is - basically - one tragedy after another, with adultery, poverty, drug addiction, burglary, blackmail... and towards the end there's a somewhat unpleasant court case.

However, it's an excellent film. Steve Martin is superb in the role of Michael who seems to have lost everything until little Mathilda walks into his life, and the supporting cast are believable too. Very nicely done with a thought-provoking plot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 18 Jan. 2011
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Fantastic. Steve Martin at his best. I have read the book, Silas Marner a million times and was captivated by the story from the start.
As a "modern" update on a classic, this film is brilliant. A tad hammy in bits but that adds to the quirkiness. If you don't know the story of the "Weaver of Raveloe", watch this then read the book by George Elliot. If I could rate this film out of 10 it would be 10 every time.
Mary
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Alison R. Mcconvey on 1 July 2009
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Based on the story "Silas Marner" by George Eliot, a tale of loss and gain
Set in modern day, Steve Martin plays Michael McCann, who is cruelly robbed of the family he longed for , only to be wronged again by having his savings stolen. All seemed hopeless until the day an unexpected visitor came into his house and his life.
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just bot this dvd but i saw this on sky tv in the uk and loved it it made me cry its so sad but so good to stev marten was so good in it not a comady but so good the story was i could not stop watching it till the end of the film my eyes were glued to it gabrel burn to was great in it i bot this to see it agen as i told a frend i got in the usa she nos stev as she was at school with him i told hur of this film she did not no about this film but she bot it now and is going to watch it she new stev for years but cant beleave how well he is doing now i think he is a good all round entertaner and will buy moor of his films to my frend bot hur dvd of this film on ebay ,com as i bot mine on amazon i am so happy i got this one as its a must for pepole who like a good cry film
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By spring time on 15 July 2014
Format: DVD
a very good modern rendition of Silas Marner, a story i read as a teenager in America and thoroughly enjoyed. Steve Martin turned in a fine performance.
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By Cas Allas Mazda on 14 Oct. 2008
Format: DVD
A lovely emotional film for those who like tear jerkers.
Also a comedy that fits Steve Martin. Gabriel Byrne is both a good guy and a bad guy in this film.
But Matilda is a great kid to watch especially with Steve Martin.
I would definitely recommend this film.
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