Movie of the day: Resurrection (1980)

This week’s movie of the day is Resurrection from 1982. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard and directed by Daniel Petrie.

This movie is about Edna Mae who brought a car as a birthday gift for her husband. As her and her husband are driving back from his job to celebrate his birthday. They got in an awful car accident which left her husband dead and herself horribly injury but survives. While she is struggling to live she begins to experience an out of body experience. Where she momentarily gets stuck between the afterlife and the living world.

As Edna tries to move on with her life from the accident. She moves back with her dad and goes back to her childhood home where she finds out that she extraordinary powers to make people feel physically better from their injuries. Here she is trying to describe her experience to her grandmother.

Some of the townspeople’s celebrate her healing powers while others feel like it’s a gift from a darker evil source.

Here is a clip of all of the healing that Edna Mae is able to do throughout the movie:

Although added frustration comes from the townspeople who say that Edna’s ability to heal was a gift from Gods. However Edna is not sure where her ability stems from but she never admits that it is sourced from God or the devil.

Some facts about the movie: Ellen Burstyn was nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for her role in this movie.

Most of the film was film in Texas.

There was a novelization based on the screenplay of the movie and written by George Gipe in 1980.

If you would like to watch this movie. The following links are below:

Until next time!!!

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