When his mother dies, Bob not only inherits her house, but also the custody of his younger brother, who suffers from schizophrenia and epilepsy. At the age of 21, Bob promised to look after... See full summary »
When his mother dies, Bob not only inherits her house, but also the custody of his younger brother, who suffers from schizophrenia and epilepsy. At the age of 21, Bob promised to look after his brother. Although he has barely seen him in the many years since then and strives against the commitment, he doesn't dare to put him in a home either. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Arguably the best on the subject and in the genre.
Yes, Garner can cry and seem masculine at the same time better then all. James Woods is unparalleled in his ability to play a distraught over the edge personality. That is not what makes this movie.
James Garner, James Woods, an award winning director et alia come together to give a rarity--no dissolution into non-reality trickery. How's that for pompous "review-speak"? What I mean is that this movie manages to give the feeling that you are watching the character's lives unfold in front of you. The lives take center stage, not tricks of writing, acting, or directing.
This is the difference between maudlin "disease of the week" movies and what they try to imitate, movies such as this rarity.
Watch this movie to see a "real" movie. Oddly enough this compelling reality reminds me of "Twelve Angry Men"--totally different, yet real also.
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