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The Stone Boy (1984)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  4 April 1984 (USA)
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A Midwestern farm family faces major emotional adjustment after a tragedy results in the death of an older brother.

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A Midwestern farm family faces major emotional adjustment after a tragedy results in the death of an older brother.

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In one fatal moment he stood alone. His silence so loud it was deafening.

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George Jansen: I think what yer askin' is will I give you a shotgun.
Arnold Hillerman: You got a few.
George Jansen: Yeah. But I've had them guns a long time. And if I give one away I wouldn't see it no more. And I wouldn't see the fellow I give it to, either. Now it might be I can get along without one of my shotguns, but I don't want to loose a grandson. I wouldn't have none left... Say, you ever thought about being a millionaire.
Arnold Hillerman: No.
George Jansen: You might give that some thought.
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Jamboree In The Hills
Written and Sung by Mayf Nutter
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Slow and Thoughtful
5 October 2003 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

Here's yet another film from the 80's that most people just don't know exists. This slow, picturesque (the loving shots of the Montana landscapes are breathtaking and reminded me of Costner's recent "Open Range", which also starred Robert Duval), and emotionally satisfying film is the perfect type of movie to watch late one night when you can't sleep or on a listless Sunday afternoon. Those in the right mood will be treated to a finely detailed and intimate look at the grief of one family and how they come back together after the youngest son accidentally shoots and kills the eldest son while hunting. The performances are all top notch and quietly nuanced. Glenn Close, Robert Duval, and Wilford Brimley are pitch perfect in their portrayals, as are all the supporting players and young actors. I especially liked how director Cain (who unfortunately hasn't directed anything of note since this except the first "Young Guns") gives us quiet little glimpses into everyone's personal grief. We don't just see how the death effects the younger brother or the parents, but also the confused middle sister, the wayward uncle, his crazy wife, and the dead teenager's girlfriend. What we essentially get here is the rural Mid-Western answer to "Ordinary People." There's also shades of David Lynch's "The Straight Story" in some of the stoic downhome Mid-West morality of the folks depicted here and also in the lovingly haunting shots of the farmland they inhabit. This is one of the better and more realistic "tear-jerkers" of the era, and a nice little find for you quality movie hunters out there.


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