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Somebody Is Waiting (1996)

 -  Drama  -  19 December 1996 (USA)
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Leon is a good hearted boy who can't stay out of trouble. When a tragic turn of events costs his mother her life, Leon's abusive and alcoholic father returns to "take care of" Leon, his two... See full summary »

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Leon is a good hearted boy who can't stay out of trouble. When a tragic turn of events costs his mother her life, Leon's abusive and alcoholic father returns to "take care of" Leon, his two brothers, and his sister. Leon is haunted by guilt over believing he caused her death, and because he hadn't told her he was sorry. His father still drinks, and it gets worse, culminating in an argument with a drunken Roger Ellis (the father) and Leon, ending with Roger dead. Leon tries to take care of his family, but the death is quickly discovered and Leon goes on the run, more from himself than from the law. As the police try to find him, Leon finally discovers that he shouldn't fear the love of others, and should except forgiveness. Written by Summer S. Wilson <collectonian@mindspring.com>

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DEEP INSIDE THIS MOVIE, ANOTHER MOVIE IS WAITING
22 April 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Glimpses of brilliance and then, what is this? As if a nasty little virus had entered the system to ruin everything. There are moments of such poetry, faces with such power and then... I've heard there is another version floating around, I would love to see it. That may explain the mystery of this frustrating stew. Nastassja Kinski's face has never been so real. A mother's heart peeled in front of our eyes (and she's on the screen for only a few minutes) Gabriel Byrne's weakness, fear and pain are as sharp as anything I've ever seen him do. Johnny Whitworth makes us travel through the torturous roads of his own pain and confusion without asking us to, just by being there. It is a performance of great beauty, Shirley Knight and Brian Donovan are also standouts. And yet, the film leaves us with a sense of loss. As if we've fallen asleep in the middle of it and missed something important. If there is another movie inside this movie, please somebody, let it come out. I'm waiting!


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