After the death of their loved ones in a tragic plane crash Harrison Ford, a widow & widower Kristin Scott Thomas find keys in the possessions their loved ones left behind. They realize the two had been having an affair and are determined to discover all the details.Written by
The film must have had great personal relevance for director Sydney Pollack - he lost his own son in a plane crash six years earlier. See more »
Dutch and Kay exit the airport, presumably either Reagan National or Dulles, upon their return from Miami. Dutch says something like, "I live in Northwest," referring to NW Washington DC. The Lincoln Memorial is behind them as they drive across Memorial Bridge, which means they are going into Virginia and away from DC, which is the wrong way. See more »
Drama, Romance, a little Sex, a little Action Good Acting; Saw Twice.
True, there are some goofs, for the one who wants to find them. They're not important, though.
The primary feature of this film is watching veteran expert actors do their craft. Kristin Scott Thomas is beautiful and plays well the part of a strong woman, but one who has been hurt. Same for Harrison Ford, who, for the ladies, is just as beau as Kristin is belle for us guys.
Their hurt at the hands of their adulterous spouses brings them together in an awkward manner, but one in which they find support in each other. How they evoke their hurt feelings and their humanity within on th screen is why these are such sought performers. The viewer cannot help but feel what they feel, nor can one help wanting to cheer them when they're together.
Yes, there are several action scenes involving angry corrupt cops, but they only spice it up a little, and are not a significant part of the movie.
For the lover of music, Dave Grusin provides a superb Jazz based background, featuring trumpeter Terrence Blanchard. Like the actors, Grusin shows why he is one of the most sought musical consultants in the movie business. Blanchard shows why he's one the premiere trumpeters on the scene.
Not a movie for the lovers of guts, blood, and gore. But for those who want to see a lot of what makes us feel inside, watch a beautiful English actress with big expressive blue eyes who can act, like Harrison Ford, to the endless soothing accompaniment courtesy of Dave Grusin and Terrence Blanchard, this is a move to watch with someone you love. Preferably in bed.
I thought it deserved at least an 8.
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