Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.Written by
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Powerful film with a very delicate theme treated like a light feather. Ordinary People is the bearer of a strong message that scratches the minds of those who look with a different eye to this type of cinema, all due to the great Alvin Sargent. Film that succeeds both in the spectacular cast where a poignant and deep Timothy Hutton stands out; but also succeeds in the simple but effective direction of Robert Redford to tell an apparent simple story, with an almost disturbing intense psychology. Timeless masterpiece that inspired the cinema of the following generations.
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