Mrs. Soffel ★★½ 1984 (PG-13)
Falling in love with a convicted murderer and helping him flee confinement occupies the time of the prison warden's wife. Effectively captures the 1901 setting, yet a dark pall fairly strangles any emotion. Based on a true story. 110m/C VHS, DVD . Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Edward Herrmann, Trini Alvarado, Terry O'Quinn, Jennifer (Jennie) Dundas Lowe, Danny Corkill, Maury Chaykin, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson; D: Gillian Armstrong; W: Ron Nyswaner; C: Russell Boyd; M: Mark Isham.