A man wanders out of the desert after a four year absence. His brother finds him, and together they return to L.A. to reunite the man with his young son. Soon after, he and the boy set out to locate the mother of the child, who left shortly after the man disappeared.Written by
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While traveling to LA, Walt tells Travis that Hunter will be eight in January. However, while in Houston on the 5th November, Hunter tells Travis he'll already be eight by the same time the following month. See more »
How long have I been gone, do you know?
Is four years a long time?
Well, it is for a little boy. It's half his life.
Half a boy's life.
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I first saw this film almost fifteen years ago and thought about almost nothing else for at least a month. I have never seen a film before or since that presents the extremes of love, pain, and loss with such immediacy and ruthless candor. Watching this film with openness, identifying with the characters, made me wince and writhe in sympathetic agony. I didn't cry; rather, I was reminded of all the times I have wept in my life, and why.
Perhaps each person person has a film -- usually a masterpiece -- which affects him or her so strongly that it is beyond description. This is mine.
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