Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious ...
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Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious granddaughter, and another grandson living just above the poverty line. Written by
R. John Berggren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The oscar-baiting sequel that wasn't meant to happen
Synopsis: The continuing adventures of Aurora Greenway and her tumultous
family life, are further explored in this sequel to the 1983 classic. With
her three grandchildren fully grown, they all have their own personal
problems to face alongside Aurora.
The Review: Just not meant to happen. Contrived is what comes to mind when
viewing this sequel with Bill Paxton, Scott Wolf, and Jack Nicholson among
the famous actors making walk on appearances. Overlong and underwritten, the
film misses the interest of the original, not to mention any inkling of
James L. Brooks' involvement. There's no Danny DeVito, and no Jeff Daniels
(which is very odd considering he was the father of the three but is omitted
from the film). Nowhere near as good as the first.
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