Friendly Persuasion

Director: William Wyler
Year Released: 1956
Rating: 1.0

Undeniably awful, sappy story about a family of Quakers who are forced, one by one, to violate their Quaker vows (no music, no fun, no gambling, you name it). Dialogue is pretentiously peppered with a slew of "thou's" and "thee's" when it's not invoking the Lord's name or reinforcing the already-developed idea that the Quakers are innocent types who don't hit back and would freely allow their family to be killed rather than resort to violence. The biggest two plot points? Buying a small organ and swapping horses.