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Written by Morey Goldstein (as M. Goldstein) and Ken Kessie (as K. Kessie)
Published by Software Six Music (BMI) / Sequins At Noon Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Sylvester
Produced by EZ7, Duz Rock & Mocambo Jay
(P)1989 Unidisc Music Inc.
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Saturday night and only 12 people in the theatre to see this movie. Half way through 5 had walked out. Personally I thought it was a good watch, but it won't be to everybody's liking.
A thought provoking, moving story about the effects on a husband and two sons after their wife/mother is killed in a car crash. Good performances by Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg as the husband and older son, but it's Devin Druid that steals the show as Conrad, the younger son, who gives an outstanding performance as a young man filled with grief. Conrad finds it difficult to communicate with his father Gene, but finds some comfort in his writings, while his older brother Jonah is not as nice as he first appears.
Isabelle Huppert plays the mother, who does not feature in the movie very much, but plays a vital part nonetheless.
It's a movie you need to watch and concentrate on, but it's worth the effort.
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