The Whole Wide World

So, I didn’t know anything about Bob Howard or Novelyn Price when I popped in this 1996 flick, and I wikipediaed them as soon as it was over. Fascinating yet tragic story about the author of hundreds of pulp stories and novels, including Conan the Barbarian and his unlikely relationship with schoolteacher and aspiring author Novelyn Price.

The movie was pretty. The scenery, costumes, lighting, were all very pretty. Renee Zellweger and Vincent D’Onofrio played well off each other, although I took issue with his hard-to-take attempt at a Texas accent. On second thought, I’d heard some honest-to-God Texans speak wiht hard-to-take, fake-sounding accents, so maybe Old Vincent wasn’t too far off.

It was a little slow, but sleepy in a good way. I enjoyed it, even though it made me pretty sad.

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