Auel's novel The Clan of the Cave Bear
was considered by both readers and experts alike an exciting and accurate account of prehistoric living. The cinematic adaptation of the novel, however, is so laughably awful that Auel later sued the producers for creating such an inaccurate work.
The film opens as a blonde-haired Cro-Magnon child is separated from her mother during a sudden earthquake. The child, Hannah, is found by a passing tribe of Neanderthals and is adopted by the clan's medicine woman, Reed, despite objections by her peers. As she grows up, Hannah causes a good deal
of unrest. She's smarter, stronger, and prettier than anyone else in the tribe. A...