Picky Flicks Pick: The Spitfire Grill + the winner of the wallet!

 

And the winner of the wallet is…drumroll, please…Buddha Belly (Christin)!! Congrats, girl!  Click on the “Email Me” button to the right and shoot me your home address, and I will send you your wallet!

spitfire grill

(1996)

{Interesting detail courtesy of www.blockbuster.com: a small independent film, The Spitfire Grill received its initial funding from a group of Roman Catholic priests who favored its redemptive message}.

The tagline for this indie tearjerker read: “To a town with no future, comes a girl with a past.” Cliché? Why, yes, it is.  Still, it does a fair job of expressing the heart of The Spitfire Grill. Percy is, indeed, a girl with a troubled past, and Gilead, Maine is definitely not a happening joint.  But its name is symbolic (a reference to a medicinal remedy called Balm of Gilead, which, in turn, draws its name from the Bible) of the healing that Percy so desperately needs. Of course, the surly, broken inhabitants of Gilead could stand some mending themselves, and Percy, with her coon-dog accent and soulful gray eyes, just might be more of a savior than a victim.  Although this misunderstood-stranger-with-something-to-offer scenario is far from original, The Spitfire Grill manages to rise above its hackneyed roots thanks to earnest, believable performances from its very talented cast and a gut-wrenching finale that strikes a genuine emotional chord. {Keep a box of tissues nearby}.

Go here to read my full review (includes more detailed content information, a critical consensus, and web smileys!!).

Can’t find it to rent? Click here to order the DVD from Amazon.com.

Until next Friday, stay picky! Your mind will thank you later!

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4 thoughts on “Picky Flicks Pick: The Spitfire Grill + the winner of the wallet!

  1. Nice to have you here, Andrea! Exciting to have someone from “down under” (is New Zealand still considered “down under?”) here at Five days…5 ways! Lovely eye-candy on your blog, by the way. I love those Stuart Weitzman espadrilles!

  2. I will have to rent this out, asap.

    Just discovered your blog, would love it if you stopped by mine sometime.

    Andrea x
    andreareh.blogspot.com

  3. Thanks, Jodi! I’m so glad you found me. I plan on replacing all of those pics of Della’s room with MUCH better ones in the future, but I’m glad you enjoyed what I had.

  4. Hey Abbie! Your new blog is great! Love Della’s room and all the red!!! I’ll be reading in the future!

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