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An Unfinished Life (2005)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 16 September 2005 (USA)
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Desperate to provide care for her daughter, down-on-her-luck Jean moves in with her father in-law from whom she is estranged. Through time, they learn to forgive each other and heal old wounds.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Einar Gilkyson
... Jean Gilkyson
... Mitch Bradley
... Crane Curtis
... Gary Winston
... Nina
... Griff Gilkyson
... Kitty
... Deputy
... Shelter Supervisor
Byron Lucas ... Motorcycle Rider
Trevor Moss ... Griffin Gilkyson
... Kent (as Rnelsonbrown)
Dillard Brinson ... Gnome Owner
... Customer #1
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To escape an abusive boyfriend, without announcing her plans in advance, Jean Gilkyson takes her young daughter Griff to the Wyoming ranch of her father-in-law, Einar. Jean and Einar are disaffected, as he blames her for the death of his son in a car accident. Einar is taking care of his friend Mitch, who was attacked by a bear, and Einar does not know that he has a granddaughter. While Mitch heals and forgives the bear, Einar also changes his feelings regarding Jean, finally understanding that accidents happen and accepting her and loving Griff. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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every secret takes on a life of its own

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some violence including domestic abuse, and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

En dag i livet  »

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Set in the rugged ranchlands of Wyoming, but was filmed in Kamloops, British Columbia. The production company licensed the "M" logo of Marion, the design and logos of the police cars, and asked for photographs of police uniforms. See more »

Goofs

When Einar takes Mitch his morning pain shot and coffee, before leaving Einar puts a dark brown mug with a straight rim on the night stand but a little later it shows Mitch drinking from a tan cup with a fluted rim. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Einar Gilkyson: [talking to raccoon] I heard you interfering little bastards rummage around my yard. I'll thank you for keeping the owls off of my cats.
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Features Below (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Had Called Yesterday
(2004)
Written by Wendell Mobley, Cory Batten and Kent Blazy
Performed by Julie Roberts
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An Unfinished Life
7 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a well done movie and I do believe if more people would go see it they would agree. Its a great family relationship movie and Redford as usual is great he can underplay his role and get more out of it than some actors and his relationship with Morgan Freeman is so typical of two old guys tolerating each other. The young girl however steals the movie from her adult counterparts and brings a warmth to her part not seen that often anymore. Jennifer Lopez is good but she is outshone by the others who slowly build up a good family togetherness. Of course then there is a bear thrown into the middle and "Bart" of course is good as he has been in other movies he has been in.


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