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Jean MacLemore
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Gideon Dobbs is young, simple-minded man who checks into a retirement home where he finds the residents have lost their lust for life. Through his innocence he changes their lives and teaches them that each day is a precious gift. Written by Anonymous

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Mrs. Willows: We don't eat meat, because beef is bad for you.
Harland: Yeah, well, if God didn't want us to eat animals, why are they made out of meat?
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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All We Have Is Now
Performed by Valerie Pinkston
Music by Anthony Marinelli
Lyrics by Pamela Phillips-Oland
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
Courtesy of Man On Mars Music
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Old formula that still works thanks to strong cast and nice touches
11 February 2000 | by (Auke Bay, Alaska) – See all my reviews

"Gideon" is a movie that I admire more for the little, added things that are thrown in rather in the story as a whole. Plotwise, it is a rehash of many films, "One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest," "Forrest Gump," and "Cocoon" to name a few, and just about every major twist and turn is easily recognizable. However, it is the little touches and characterizations-- the smaller ideas and touches that the film adds-- that make it work and make it absolutely delightful viewing. That and an excellent cast of veteran actors (Heston is a sight for sore eyes and Christopher Lambert's portrayal of a simpleton might be out-of-his-element, but very welcome. His performance is as least effective as Kevin Bacon in "Digging to China." This is pretty good proof that if he was given a chance to do some real acting with a good script, he could do an excellent job).

Saying anything would tell too much. Just rent it and enjoy a nice, refreshing little movie in the spirit of "Rain Man."

*** out of ****


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