Clan of the Cave Bear
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Based on the first of Jean Auel's four bestselling prehistoric novels set 35,000,000 years ago, this epic film tells the story of one woman's struggle for acceptance amidst a barbaric clan. Daryl Hannah ("Grumpy Old Men," "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman") is the Cro-Magnon who seeks shelter among a tribe of Neanderthals. Extraordinary location photography and a script by John Sayles ("Passion Fish'" "Eight Men Out") make this a truly stunning motion picture. Co-starring Pamela Reed ("Junior," "Kindergarten Cop") and Curtis Armstrong ("Risky Business," "Revenge of the Nerds").
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 10
- Fresh: 1
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 3.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The filmmakers made no effort to empathize with their prehistoric characters, to imagine what it might have really been like back then.
Rotten: This is Reader's Digest prehistory, though at least director Chapman (cameraman on Raging Bull) makes sure the murky caves look nice.
This movie was way ahead of it's time. It is super deep, With an amazing story line. Jean Auel does a beautiful job at shaping our imagination to help us live the prehistoric. The screen adaptation is right on and keeps you entertained thru out the whole film. thank you itunes for this weeks feature film being "clan of the cave bear"
Read the Book FIRST
for those who haven't read the book, you should read it first. this movie will not make much sense otherwise. there are many things that the film makers left out and changed. personally, i do feel they could have done a better job with the material.
the book series is one of my favorites. and i look forward for the final book in the saga to come out. Jean Auel's characters are complex and interesting. you find yourself experiencing their world, laughing, crying, and loving alone with them.
I wanted this movie to be great, but...
I read all of the books when they came out and was really excited when the movie was released, but it didn't quite live up to the book, although I still give it 4 stars for trying to capture the greatness of the book.
This release from itunes is really of poor quality, I would wait and rent this somewhere else or wait until itunes releases this in HD to rent.