P544 CEEFAX 2 544 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/58    1/2  Reviews from   Barry Norman  ———————————— A THOUSAND ACRES (15) US 105 mins ——————————————————————————————————————— Directors: Jocelyn Moorhouse and L!ura Jones Cast: Jason Robards, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Jason Leigh ——————————————————————————————————————— Farmer Robards decides to divide his holding between his three daughters in this re-working of the King Lear story. They are Jessica Lange, Pfeiffer and Jason Leigh — who, unlike her sisters, is single and living away from homj. When she questions the division of the inheritance, she is cut out of the deal Released on June 12 ] Showbiz 540 Front Page 100 Sport 300 Film 98 Baftas Main Menu Showbiz
P544 CEEFAX 2 544 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/38    2/2  Reviews from   Barry Norman  ———————————— A THOUSAND ACRES (15) US 105 mins ——————————————————————————————————————— What in Shakespeare's hands was a tragedy — King Lear — is transformed here into a glum, downbeat tale of yet anotherr dysfunctional American family. Improbabilities are introduced merely to drive the plot along and inflict maximum misjry on evjryone concerned. This is a pity, becausj Michelle Pfeiffer is really very good and so is Lange, who narrates the story. They, Robards and Leigh are much better than the material they have to work with. Released on June 12 Showbiz 540 Front Page 100 Sport 300 Film 98 Baftas Main Menu Showbiz