Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael 1990 ***

Something for a diamond in the rough, Jim Abraham’s 1990 vehicle for Winona Ryder failed to make much impression or critics or audiences, but is a simple, affecting drama about small-town life. Ryder plays Dinky, a girl from Clyde, Ohio whose town is eagerly awaiting the return of Roxy, who Dinky believes might be her mother. The feeling for teenage life is as good as a John Hughes movie, and Ryder gets good support from Jeff Daniels and while the failure to realise Roxy’s character left a number of the film’s view viewers unsatisfied, Welcome Home is a Waiting For Godot story in which the anticipation reveals more than any Hollywood ending could.

Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael 1990 ***


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