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After the Denim (2010)

| Short, Drama, Family
"After the Denim" is the story of James Packer, a retired accountant and recovering alcoholic who transforms from a bristly, argumentative, resentful man stuck in the routines of his own ... See full summary »

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Young Woman
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James Packer
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Edith Packer
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Henry
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"After the Denim" is the story of James Packer, a retired accountant and recovering alcoholic who transforms from a bristly, argumentative, resentful man stuck in the routines of his own preferences into a husband capable of compassion for others. Written by Linda V. Guarducci

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An effective and affecting translation of Carver
16 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

After the Denim is a faithful rendering of a Raymond Carver short story about a man coming to grips with his wife's terminal illness, compressed (like Joyce's The Dead) into a single evening. Adaptations of this sort can be tricky, especially since they rely so much on subtext, but this one successfully navigates the small epiphanies without spilling over into sentiment. The nuance is there in the finely tailored performances and humdrum trappings. The filmmakers get great mileage from simple locations: a bland bingo hall is turned into a dramatic space; an ordinary parking lot becomes confrontational. An auspicious performance from first-time writer-director Goyins and longtime producer-director Rosenfelt.


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