I am very excited to tell you that one of my all-time favorite books has been made into an HBO miniseries. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2009. And now you can watch the story on HBO. The first two parts will be shown on November 2 at 9:00 pm. Parts 3 and 4 will be shown November 3, also at 9:00 pm.
The miniseries stars Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray. It was directed by Lisa Cholodenko and the teleplay was written by Jane Anderson.
Here’s a blurb from the HBO website:
OLIVE KITTERIDGE tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive (Frances McDormand), whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. Richard Jenkins portrays Olive’s husband, Henry.
The story, which spans 25 years, focuses on her relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother’s approach to parenting; and other members of their community.
You can watch a preview: http://www.hbo.com/olive-kitteridge#/
See the full cast and crew: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3012698/
Check out the book, too, for a risk-free read!
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