“Ever notice that even the worst bastards have friends?” – Willis Grinnel
Number of Times Seen – 2 (21 Feb 2002 in Theater and 17 Nov 2013)
Brief Synopsis – A middle-aged couple and their close family and friends must deal with a tragedy in their lives and each is affected in very different ways.
My Take on it – This movie is a great study of human emotions. When tragedy strikes, every one of us reacts in different ways and no two people will react equally.
This movie tells the story of a family and their close friends and we get to see how each of them react immediately after this said tragedy and also how they try to get their lives in order afterwards. Each of them chooses whether to take action or inaction in order to be able to continue to live their lives.
Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson are both amazing as the couple and we can really feel their pain throughout.
This movie is done very well, but it still moves quite slowly along and gets a bit boring at certain points.
Bottom Line – Interesting study in the human psyche and how it is affected by tragedy. Is a bit slow at certain points, but still worth waiting it out. Recommended.
Rating – Globe Worthy
Hmm. This sounds interesting. I want to see it now! But not when I’m feeling depressed. Thanks for the review! 🙂
Definitely see it, it is a completely underrated movie that was done very well
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