A somewhat mentally handicapped 20-year-old man works as a laborer, but everyone abuse his naiveté. A nice 40-year-old American woman hires him one day and they become close. However, the town and his family see her as predatory.
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As Suzie Gold's sister prepares to get married, it seems only natural that Suzie's thoughts should turn to the state of her own love-life. While her doting but dysfunctional family ... See full summary »
sweet movie with Candice Bergen as the older woman
Candice Bergen plays a contented 50-ist widow settled into her life as a single, when a slightly learning-disabled younger hunk careens into her life as the butt of a practical joke, damaging her garden. He turns out to be a talented gardener, and starts his magic on her garden, and on her. Tim's super-achiever sister marries into a wealthy family, who are, frankly, embarrassed at having a "retard" in the family. Mary (Candice Bergen) teaches Tim to read, and Tim gradually starts to experience grown-up feelings toward Mary. Thomas McCarthy is very convincing as Tim, and he plays the part with ease, and naturally. Candice Bergen is, and always has been, one of my favorite actresses, who's striking beauty has stayed with her into maturity. I saw this on the Hallmark Channel & really enjoyed the simple plot and emotional dynamics. A bit of a tear-jerker, but nice, relaxing entertainment.
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