Sarah, Plain and Tall: Skylark

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Sarah, Plain and Tall: Skylark ★★½ Skylark 1993 (G)

In a sequel to Hallmark Hall of Fame's hugely successful “Sarah, Plain and Tall,” the whole Kansas crew shows up for more of their little-farm-on-the-prairie life. After two years in America's squarest state, mailorder bride Sarah (Close) loves Jacob (Walken), but not the scenery and still yearns for the lush greenery of Maine. When drought and fire threaten the farm, Jacob fears for the family's health and safety, and sends them back East for a visit. Close's “tough Yankee” expression grows a bit tiresome in a plot that is a tad predictable, yet the simplistic charm and nostalgia are unresistable and work to propel this quality Hallmark production. 98m/C VHS, DVD . Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi (Faith) Randall, Christopher Bell, Tresa Hughes, Lois Smith, Lee Richardson, Elizabeth Wilson, Margaret Sophie Stein, Jon (John) DeVries, James Rebhorn, Woody Watson; D: Joseph Sargent; W: Patricia MacLachlan; C: Mike Fash; M: David Shire. TV