A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.
On a cold afternoon, with snow on the ground, the high school band is practicing for the last football game. They hear shots. Flashback a few weeks before. Arthur is a high school student, bussing at a restaurant. Annie and Barb are waitresses there - Annie was Arthur's babysitter when he was little. She's now separated from her husband Glenn, who's on the wagon, starting a new job, praying to Jesus, and trying to prove he has his balance back so he can see more of their small daughter, Tara. Annie's seeing someone else, Arthur's parents have just separated, and Arthur is attracted to Lila, a new student at the high school. It's a small town, people's lives cross. Written by
David Gordon Green, who would end up directing the film, first worked on the script for another director. After 3 years, this other director moved on to other projects and Green was approached by the producers to make the film. See more »
In the scene where Arthur takes a swig from a bottle of beer hidden on the floor, he raises it with the label facing him. In the next cut scene, as he lowers the bottle, the label can be clearly seen facing the camera. See more »
She used to babysit me when i was younger, for years. She used to let me stay up til past midnight. I had a crush on her. I used to drop my toys on the floor. She'd have to bend down, pick them up, I could see right down her shirt. She stayed over once, my parents went out of town. And I saw her naked. I took my moms little make up mirror, tilted it under the bathroom door, watched her shower. She was beautiful.
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After reading about this movie, and others comments I was very keen on checking it out. Unfortunately after doing so I have been strongly disappointed. There are several comments about the strong performances and how people connected to these characters... The entire movie I kept asking myself, "when I am going to start caring?" The movie ended and I couldn't wait to turn it off, I was inclined to fast forward just to see what happens. But painfully watched it to the end.
Although there was some decent performances from Beckinsdale and Angarano, there was utter weakness from Rockwell who seamed more like an confused infant than an ex violent alcoholic. On top of that, the scripting and acting of Tara was nail biting, and overall I felt as if I was in another world where the rules of communication no longer applied. I could go on, but I strongly feel that this movie does not deserve the 7.2 that is currently listed and that you be careful before spending your time with this one.
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