director Jonathan Demme__ "It had a complicated reception. It's funny, because I feel that what we've read about Beloved in magazines and the newspapers may present one perspective on how the movie fared and what the movie's story was. But, the thing is, I love the movie and I'm so proud of it and I thank God and Walt Disney-and Oprah-that I was able to make that picture. I love that it's part of our American movie literature, but I think that we ended up selling that picture with an evident degree of 'it's take your medicine time, America.' I think the intentions behind that attitude were pure, but it probably just wasn't a smart approach. Also, the picture probably opened much too wide. If we had the opportunity to market it again, we would have been much more low-key about it: open it up smaller and give it a chance to find its audience. " actress Uma Thurman __ said she couldn't remember the last time she'd seen something "so compelling and profound".