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Duck (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  11 May 2007 (USA)
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In 2009, when Los Angeles' last city park is closed to the public, a dispossessed man -- and the duck who follows him as a mother -- quest west, on foot, in search of water and meaning, in the desert that is L.A.

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A blighted Los Angeles in 2009. Arthur is recently widowed, his savings wiped out by his wife's illness. Their only son is long dead. Alone, Arthur adopts and is adopted by a duckling he names Joe. Saved from suicide, Arthur's life becomes caring for Joe and keeping clean a pond on land near his son's memorial tree. Homelessness awaits Arthur, and although he experiences a great deal of unkindness - from a bus driver, motorists, and animal control officers - he also offers and finds kindness. The pond drained, Arthur and Joe head west on a picaresque journey. Is there room for angels in Los Angeles? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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A Refreshing Change!!!
28 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is so refreshing to see something original and intelligent in this time of remake after remake.

This story is wonderfully acted by Philip Baker Hall about an elderly man who has lost his wife and does not have anything more to live for. Arthur refuses to become a victim and saves the life of Joe the duck and Joe returns the favor. The powerful scene in the manicure shop is incredible!

The writer has a wonderful way of putting powerful social issues in perspective while peppering it with humor.

See this movie! For now you can see the trailer at www.DuckTheMovie.com


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