Forbidden Choices

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Forbidden Choices ★★ The Beans of Egypt, Maine 1994 (R)

Problems and attractions of the white trash Bean family as observed by enthralled neighbor girl Earlene (Plimpton). Hot-tempered Reuben Bean (Hauer) has just landed a long prison term, leaving his brood of nine in the care of lover Roberta (Lynch), who's also involved with Bean nephew Beal (McGaw). Downtrodden Earlene is only too eager to give in to handsome Beal's charms, leading to more heartbreak. Based on Carolyn Chute's novel “The Beans of Egypt, Maine.” Directorial debut of Warren. 109m/C VHS . Martha Plimpton, Kelly Lynch, Rutger Hauer, Patrick McGaw, Richard Sanders; D: Jennifer Warren; W: Bill Phillips; C: Stevan Larner; M: Peter Manning Rob.