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2 people middle aged man and young man who happen to be neighbors,are forced to be roomies.Both help each other mend their lives after 1 screws up his marriage and the other gets a tragic injury to ruin his high potential football career. Now what you think might happen is some rip roarin comedy moments.No Not needed Just both climbing back in their lives.I loved it a bit mushy but not to the point that it becomes a total girly date movie. Very down to earth and refreshing family stuf and unless you're a hardened criminal you will like this movie which i thought was filled with warm vibes on what really matters in life. Liotta was entertaining as were the other cast members.
"Comeback Season" is a pretty good comedy/drama.
Walter Pearce (Liotta) had it all: His beautiful wife Debra (Headly) and a great job. Until he confesses to her that he had an affair. She throws him out and he has to live with his neighbor Skylar (Shaun Sipos) a former high school football star. Now they have to get their lives back.
The biggest reason to see this is for Liotta's performance. He is excellent. He brings a perfect balance of humor and drama to it. The scenes when he has to confess and apologize are very well-acted. Headly and Sipos also put in good performances. The ending is a little sappy but it works. The only problem with the movie is the occasional audio drop-outs in some scenes. It looks like they edited something by muting some of the dialogue. It's distracting.
But overall, "Comeback Season" is worth-watching.
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In this feels-like-a-TV-movie opus, Ray Liotta plays a father of two daughters who admits to his wife that he has had an extramarital affair. The wife instantly turns into a money-grubbing castrating harpy and his daughters conspire to humiliate their father and turn him into a hobo by grabbing as much money as they can for the eldest daughter's Bridezilla-type wedding. In the process, the father turns to a neighbour kid who has lost a promising football career to a knee injury for advice and comfort. He quits his job and begins a process of introspection which is highly believable. The only part that stretches credibility after such an unflinching look at American matriarchy/vaginocracy in action is the happy ending where the husband comes back to a miraculously humanized and forgiving wifey. The film would have had much more import if the husband had started a homosexual affair with the football star and moved to Alaska away from those egotistical and superficial bitches. Ray Liotta gives an exemplary performance in a kind of comeback role that could rescue him from the sadistic parts he has been cast in ever since "Reservoir Dogs".
Walter Pearce (Ray Liotta) has a good family. Paul (Brendan Fehr) asks
for his daughter Chloe (Rachel Blanchard)'s hand in marriage. It
overwhelms him and he reveals his affair with secretary Nisha. His wife
Deborah (Glenne Headly) throws him and his stuff out of the house.
Meanwhile, their next door neighbor high school star Skylar Eckerman
(Shaun Sipos) gets a football-ending injury. Both Skylar and Walter get
arrested for separate incidents. Walter's other daughter Christine
(Brooke Nevin) returns to town to bail both of them out. With Skylar's
parents out of town, Walter stays with Skylar and much too close for
Deborah's taste. Skylar had broken Christine's heart before. Walter is
desperate to win back his wife and the grumpy Skylar is convinced to
help. Both find growth as real men.
The story is very sitcomy. I do love all the actors in this but it's also hard to root for Walter. Liotta's intensity makes him an odd comedic choice. His cheating puts him in a hole and it's a struggle to climb out of that hole. He doesn't always make it easy. Bruce McCulloch of 'The Kids in the Hall' does both writing and directing duties. There are some edgier material. There are little sparks of humor but it doesn't exceed beyond a flat sitcom.
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