A Matter of Principle
2004Alan Arkin turns in a remarkable performance as the impoverished, cantankerous father of 11 who, because of his "principles," doesn't allow his family to celebrate any holiday. Based on a John D. Weaver story; co-stars Virginia Madsen, Barbara Dana. 56 Min.
Scrooge may be alive and well and living in West Virginia in the person of Flagg Purdy. He won’t pay the county phone tax, and he won’t allow his wife and eleven children to celebrate any holiday. He rules his life and theirs by his “principles”. But something has just happened to his well-ordered universe.
Flagg’s favorite daughter has decided to get married and to celebrate a certain winter holiday complete with a tree and presents. Christmas is coming to the Purdy household. The serious, and often hilarious, family confrontations that follow sow the seed of women’s liberation and face Purdy with the question of whether love is more important than pride.
|Producer(s):||Morton Neal Miller|
6 members reviewed: A Matter of Principle
- Tarashankar B
Lighting could have been better in the movie... Great acting... Good message for women with abusive domineering husbands...
- Kathy C
Reminded me a little of the Ma and Pa Kettle variety. Not sure all Christians will agree with the way the mother handled the situation. But it had funny moments and ended well for the family.
- Rachel J
The coloring in the movie was very dark so it was hard to see. Really a back woods kind of show. Kind of frustrating.
- Joanna L
Lacks substance. Makes having principles look very bad. NOt worth the time to watch. Skip this one
- Patricia M
This movie reminds us all that we should be kind to one another and appreciate our families!