Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of ... See full summary »
James L. Brooks
Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once ... See full summary »
A young man sets out with rifle to shoot kangaroos on a farm in Australia. Having shot a mother, he has also to kill the new-born that had not yet left the mother's pouch. After an afternoon's mindless amusement, he leaves.
Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career. Written by
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"Over You" is sung by the actors in the film, but the soundtrack version is sung by Lane Brody (of "Yellow Rose of Texas" fame). This song was nominated for an Oscar, and the Lane Brody version was nominated for an Academy of Country Music award. See more »
In the final scenes, Sonny is shown with empty farmland behind him, then after a cut to a wider shot, suddenly the gas station and motel are behind him. See more »
This moving and thought-provoking film is a timeless classic of redemption and perseverance.Robert Duvall totally captures the pain, heartache, despair and ultimate survival of a once beloved entertainer.The film is an emotional tour-de-force for all the main characters, as they deal with forgiveness, doubt, loss of faith and memories of what might have been .......
The direction, screenplay, music and cinematography are all top-notch and add to the realistic feel of the film.
In a career that has seen a number of great performances, this quiet, unassuming Duvall film will leave you inspired as well as thoughtful. In this film , we see our own lives reflected in this small town saga. Maybe that is why I found the movie so deeply entertaining. It appeals to the lost dreams and missed opportunities in our own lives.
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