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1922 (2017)

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 20 October 2017 (USA)
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A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.

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A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.

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This is the fourth Stephen King novel or novella made into a movie that a corn field was prominent. The Stand, Children of the Corn, The Dark Tower and 1922. See more »

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The flag of the USA in 1922 was the 48 star one, in oeration from July 4, 1912 - July 3, 1959. This had 6 rows of 8 stars in a row, all in line with each other. The flags on the hotel in open sequence had flags that resemble later 49 or 50 star/state flags with offset stars. See more »

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Wilfred James: [writing] To whom it may concern. My name is Wilfred Leland James, and this is my confession. The issue that led to my crime and damnation was 100 acres of good land in Hemingford Home, Nebraska, willed to my wife, Arlette Christina Winters James, following the death of her father. It was much my intention to add her 100 to our 80-acre freehold farm, as it was to someday pass it all on to my boy, Henry Freeman James, and to his thereafter.
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A Rather Bland & Predictable Adaptation
6 November 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whereas the recent "Gerald's Game" was a remarkable adaptation of a Stephen King story, "1922"...wasn't. It isn't horrible, but it trends far too much towards predictable and plodding to be anything near good.

For a basic plot summary, "1922" tells the story of a family of farmers. Wilfred James (Thomas Jane) and his son Henry (Dylan Schmid) are died-in-the-wool farmers. The problem? Wife/mother Arlette (Molly Parker) is not...and she's the one who just inherited a bunch of land (which = money in the 1920s). With Arlette threatening to move to the big city to open a dress shop (and take Henry with her), father and son concoct a plan to stop this from happening. But how far will they go to keep their simple farm life...and what consequences will it bring if they go too far?

At its literary heart, "1922" is a tale of consequences and morality. The problem here, however, is that everything seems so telegraphed that nothing feels unpredictable or exciting. I had read the King story previously, but very long ago and thus I honestly remembered next to nothing. In this adaptation, though, I felt like I knew everything that was going to happen within the first 15- 20 minutes. There are no twists, turns, or surprises...just very straightforward.

So, for an adaptation that seems "right down the middle", I'll give it an equally "right down the middle" grade of five stars out of ten. I could never say "1922" is out-and-out bad, but I'm not recommending it to others, either, due to the blandness and predictability.


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