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Duncan is a depressed 20-something who has just lost another job. He makes extra money by letting out his flat for his brother's romantic trysts, but when a job comes up as a caretaker in his grandparent's building he takes it. His grandfather has Parkinson's Disease and he and his wife have a caregiver whom Duncan finds compellingly upbeat. As they begin a tentative romance, and Duncan spends more time with his grandparents, he begins to face his feelings about the early loss of his father. A moving drama, set in a frigid Minnesota landscape. Written by
This is a great film, very moving as well as funny. I got a chance to
see it at its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, 2005.
Donald Sutherland and Louise Fletcher are extraordinary as the
grandparents. I didn't realize how much I had missed seeing them act.
Personally I think it's the best thing I've seen Josh Jackson do, and I
plan to buy the soundtrack if it gets released. The director is James
Burke - I've not seen any of the other movies he directed but he's
really good. The pacing seemed just right, he did a great job casting
the major parts and I felt he got a lot out of the secondary actors as
well. I think it's miscast as a family picture by Tribeca - it's much
better and edgier than the standard family fare and there's language
use and sexuality not always appropriate for the under 13 crowd. Please
note that my 12 year old son saw it with me and loved it. I just had
the urge to cover his eyes twice but I resisted. :-)
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