The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

  • Director: Jane Anderson
  • Writer: Terry Ryan,Jane Anderson
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: June 1, 2007
  • Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes
  • Sound mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: La ganadora
  • The film is based on State of California poet Terry Lane's touching memoir "The Winner from Ohio: How My Mother Raised Ten Children on Less Than Twenty-Five Words." Judging from the box office situation, the film may not satisfy the producers. But Julianne Moore 's performance in the film can't be ignored, portraying the mother in a sincere and moving way. Julianne Moore is also credited for her performance in this film...


    • Release date June 1, 2007
    • Filming locations Paris, Ontario, Canada
    • Production companies Revolution Erie Productions Ltd., Dreamworks Pictures, ImageMovers

    Box office


    $12,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Haven 2022-09-30 05:52:53


      Ryan I'm not more talented than the other players I'm just more willpower I use my child's name so I can get a lot of chances at least now I can see the benefits of having more kids Dad, we're going to be kicked
      aren't we?
      He wants to go back to the house and his daughter is getting married
      how much time do we have
      three weeks what do we do with it do
      n't worry sweetie your mom can always figure out
      Ryan's husband you know what's wrong with you Glad...

    • By Amina 2022-09-16 21:38:21

      Julian Moore, stuck in that era

      The prize winner of Defiance,

      Julian Moore from Ohio and Nicolas Cage from Wheather Man are two of the characters that have moved me the most in over a year.

      Evelyn Ryan is an ordinary housewife, busy all day in a family of 12 children. Despite her hard work, her family was often so poor that she couldn't pay for milk. In stark contrast to Evelyn's painstaking efforts to maintain the family, it is her husband who gets drunk every day and comes back smashing things and...

    • By Yessenia 2022-09-16 20:56:27

      Really perfect housewife

      Another 50's movie. Everything in America at the time made me feel kind. Big bad jazz, poster, dresses for women, short sleeve shirts for men. Not even charming. At least to myself.

      Julianne Moore has always been my favorite actress. Without a fresh and refined appearance, she has become a weight for her to enter independent films. Several films in succession have made people happy,,,All my favorite dishes. The...

    • By Elouise 2022-09-16 20:15:10

      Life is not limited by roles, housewives can still live successfully

      In recent years, the topic of "Should highly educated women be housewives" has been controversial. Some people oppose it, thinking that Qucai has even risen to the level of "wasting educational resources"; some people agree that women are educated so that they can make their own choices.

      The film "The Winner from Ohio" tells the story...

    • By Lola 2022-09-16 19:36:21

      Winners from Russia

             I thought that I could not be moved by American-style warm emotional films, that I had enough immunity after the baptism of many movies, but I didn't know, so I quietly cried with them at the end of the movie, Follow the life slowly told in the movie and cry at the end.

             In this slightly hot summer night, the fan blows the warmth of the room, and the turbulent follow the rotation of the disc, sinking in their family life. Life is full of many antonyms,...

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    • By Ferne 2022-09-27 15:09:25

      Realistic but full of...

    • By Ryder 2022-09-16 23:20:32

      How much Evelyn loves Kelly can he walk down with him all the time. A cowardly man has to prove himself by hurting his loved ones in various ways. Whether it is a husband, a father or other identities, Kelly is a...

    • By Taryn 2022-09-16 21:51:30

      Very old and beautiful family theme, housekeeping queen style, women stick to everything, sacrifice and make a sunshine sweetie who is happy and has no...

    • By Bonita 2022-09-16 18:33:15

      In fact, what impressed me the most about this movie was not Julian's performance, but the useless husband played by Woody. This little man, who never grew up in his heart, wanted to do his best to support the whole family, but he disappointed his wife and children again and again. In the end, he could only bow down under the anesthesia of alcohol. I almost forgot that he was the crazy and unruly man in "Born to Kill". Salute to all the great...

    • By Johnathan 2022-09-16 16:16:41

      I saw tears in several places, and felt the same sadness. Can resist her husband's negative energy, bring up ten children, save the family several times, tolerate an alcoholic, irritable and cowardly loser husband, and give up all kinds of opportunities for him. Optimism and hard work are the magic weapons of life, and a good life is reserved for those who deserve it. I am fortunate to live in today's era, women are independent. Julianne Moore's American Women of the '50s and '60s is...

    Movie quotes

    • Evelyn Ryan: Don't be silly. Spices don't have legs. There are no bugs in the soup.

    • Leo "Kelly" Ryan: This is my last dollar. What if we don't win?

      Evelyn Ryan: Well, that is a problem for another day.

    • Leo "Kelly" Ryan: Do you hate me, Mother?

      Evelyn Ryan: I'm still in shock right now. I'll have to let you know.