Today during my sermon I mentioned a fabulous film that came out in 1996, “The Spitfire Grill.” It didn’t get much play time in local theaters, but it won the Audience Award from the Sundance Film Festival that year. Set in a small-town in Maine, it follows Percy Talbott as she leaves prison and comes to Gilead, ME to begin with a fresh start. It’s a story about the letter of the law verses the spirit of the law, and about finding redemption. It’s a character film to be sure (if action’s your thing, pass on this one), and well worth the time to see it.
So, put it on your Netflix queue. You won’t be disappointed.
I thought that was an extraordinary movie. I’ve always preferred character-driven movies to plot/action-driven movies. They stay with you longer.