Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, The (PG-13)

Quicklook Rating★★★

synopsis

Evelyn Ryan is a devoted housewife and mother of ten in the 1950s. Her husband can't seem to make ends meet, but that doesn't stop the car from breaking down, the mortgage coming due and the bills from piling up. It falls to Evelyn to defy the conventions of the day and find a way to keep her family together with the odds stacked against them. Applying her remarkable resourcefulness and an uncommon wit, Evelyn finds her own way in the profitable jingle contests popular in the 1950s and '60s.

MovieGoer Review

Based on the memoir The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less, the movie version is a nice tribute to an almost-perfect woman whose only flaw was never leaving her alcoholic and abusive husband.
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synopsis

Evelyn Ryan is a devoted housewife and mother of ten in the 1950s. Her husband can't seem to make ends meet, but that doesn't stop the car from breaking down, the mortgage coming due and the bills from piling up. It falls to Evelyn to defy the conventions of the day and find a way to keep her family together with the odds stacked against them. Applying her remarkable resourcefulness and an uncommon wit, Evelyn finds her own way in the profitable jingle contests popular in the 1950s and '60s.

MovieGoer Review

Based on the memoir The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less, the movie version is a nice tribute to an almost-perfect woman whose only flaw was never leaving her alcoholic and abusive husband.
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