Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Nov 2013)
Brief Synopsis – A hardworking steel worker turns 50 and re-evaluated his own life.
My Take on it – Gene Hackman usually plays characters who have confidence in their actions and this is one of the few instances (that I can recall) where he plays a character with a loss for what he needs to do in life.
He is a man who has reached a point in his life where he is content, but perhaps he needs more than that and throughout the movie we see how he struggles with his decision and the struggles of his immediate family members and friends with his decision.
Each of his family members and friends react in different ways and that is what makes this movie interesting.
Overall this is a good movie, but it is just that, good, not great and I would have to say that there are times when the pacing is bad that the movie moves too slow.
Bottom Line – Appealing story, but at points it is very slow paced. Hackman is great in this role.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy