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Olive Kitteridge 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2014– )
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A middle-school math teacher Olive and her marriage with Henry which spans 25 years.
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 29 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »
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 Harmon Newton 4 episodes, 2014
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 Bonnie Newton 4 episodes, 2014
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 Doyle Larkin 4 episodes, 2014
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 Louise Larkin 4 episodes, 2014
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 Angela O'Meara 4 episodes, 2014
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 Jim O'Casey 3 episodes, 2014
SerahRose Roth ...
 Mrs. Manhattan 2 episodes, 2014
Nancy E. Carroll ...
 Lois Granger 2 episodes, 2014
Sean Vincent ...
 Manhattan Child 2 episodes, 2014
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 Rachel Coulson 2 episodes, 2014
Patrick French ...
 Mr. Manhattan 2 episodes, 2014
Marianna Bassham ...
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 Christopher (Age 13) 2 episodes, 2014
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 Denise Thibodeau 2 episodes, 2014
JoJo Whilden ...
 Aid Rite Passerby 2 episodes, 2014
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 Stan the Man 2 episodes, 2014
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 Jerry McCarthy 2 episodes, 2014
Maryann Urbano ...
 Linda Kennison 2 episodes, 2014
Katie Elinoff ...
 Stock Girl 2 episodes, 2014
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 Kevin (Age 13) 2 episodes, 2014
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 Mrs. Howe 2 episodes, 2014
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 Waitress 2 episodes, 2014
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 Mrs. Merriman 2 episodes, 2014
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 Nurse Patricia 2 episodes, 2014
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 Tony Kuzio 2 episodes, 2014
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 Irene O'Casey 2 episodes, 2014
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 Pig Mask 2 episodes, 2014
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 Ski Mask 2 episodes, 2014
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 Marlene Kuzio 2 episodes, 2014
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 Mr. Thibodeau 2 episodes, 2014
Dee Nelson ...
 Mary Blackwell 2 episodes, 2014
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Adrianne Krstansky ...
 Cynthia Bibber 2 episodes, 2014
Lucas Caleb Rooney ...
 Cooper Foster 2 episodes, 2014
Richard Snee ...
 Robert Larkin 2 episodes, 2014
Celeste Oliva ...
 Morning Aide 2 episodes, 2014
Joseph Oliveira ...
 Fisherman / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's 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. Written by HBO

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There's no such thing as a simple life.

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2 November 2014 (USA)  »

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Olive Kitteridge - Mit Blick aufs Meer  »

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Frances McDormand bought the rights of the novel years before she could make it into anything. Her involvement extended to the point of hiring writer Jane Anderson, director Lisa Cholodenko and co-star Richard Jenkins. See more »

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Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015) See more »

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Interesting characters well played, made me want to read the book
10 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

If you liked McDormand's performance in Fargo, Olive Kitteridge will surely not disappoint. I look forward to reading the book now and only wish that perhaps I'd read it before watching the mini-series. I loved much about this mini-series but most especially the straightforward way that depression is handled. Olive is a complex character (not all bad or all good) and while her behavior might be tough to swallow, McDormand treats us to a realistic portrayal of the disease of depression and how is affects every facet of her life and those around her. Some well played foreshadowing moments and times of contradictory behavior make the plot and characters more interesting. I gave it a 10/10 because this is the kind of movie I enjoy, but know that it might not appeal to everyone, especially if you just want to watch a feel good or relaxing movie. This one will challenge you to think a bit more and examine your own dysfunctional behavior (and/or that of your family) which may not be too comfortable. Also enjoyed the other characters, especially Henry and Christopher.


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