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Miss Firecraker
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2.5 Stars
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Rating: PG" Year: 1990 Category: Comedy
Director: Thomas Schlamme Time: 102:00:00 min. Writer: Beth Henley

Mine: Hunter is winning in a labored and overlong story. Maybe my problem with this movie is my one dislike of the southern literary tradition. Small town south is not interesting. Sorry.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Beth Henley's Off-Broadway play, The Miss Firecracker Contest, becomes a most enjoyable movie, with a peerless Hunter recreating her stage role. In a Mississippi hamlet, lonely, pitiful (and hilarious) Hunter yearns for love and self-esteem. Cast is first-rate in this sweet-natured comedy-drama, scripted by Henley; reminiscent of 1930s screwball films. Director Schlamme's feature debut; that's his real-life wife, Christine Lahti, as a neighbor (holding their own newborn baby!).
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