The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn

The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn

1999 • PG • Drama

A small-town farmer fights developers who want his land.

WHY WE PICKED IT: Poitier’s commanding performance anchors a sweet story about shifting cultural values and judgmental outsiders.

Sidney Poitier is Noah Dearborn, a 91-year-old carpenter who lives contentedly alone in his Georgia farmhouse until a shady real estate developer arrives trying to buy his property and build a shopping mall. When Noah refuses, the developer hires a psychiatrist to declare the aging farmer insane, but instead of having him committed, she finds herself beginning to admire Noah’s simple life.

DIRECTOR: Gregg Champion

CAST: Sidney Poitier, Dianne Wiest, Mary-Louise Parker, George Newbern

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The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn
  • The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn

    1999 • PG • Drama

    A small-town farmer fights developers who want his land.

    WHY WE PICKED IT: Poitier’s commanding performance anchors a sweet story about shifting cultural values and judgmental outsiders.

    Sidney Poitier is Noah Dearborn, a 91-year-old carpenter who lives contentedly al...