Film Review: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
September 18, 2020
- The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
- Directed By: Jane Anderson
- Released: 2005
- Available On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/prize-winner-defiance-ohio)
This film is charming, witty and brings a sense of nostalgia and family that very few films can muster. Based off of the book by Terry Ryan (check it out here), this story focuses on the way that Evelyn Ryan used her wit and wordsmith knowledge to win jingle contests and competitions to help raise her ten children. Julianne Moore embodies the spirit of this hard working mother and shines throughout and performances from Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern only increase this production.
Need more of this inspirational story of family? Try reading the book! Or read more from Terry Ryan with this article.