I'll Shed No Tears
Performed by Dee Edwards
Written by Bill Moss
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Great performance in realistic tale
Richard Gere is an amazing, but underestimated actor. Once again, he gives a great performance as George, a homeless man who "lost" ten years of his life. His story is realistic, because the reasons of his demise are not extraordinary.
George had financial problems, but the loss of his wife and being left with a young daughter pushed him beyond the boundaries that separate an ordinary life from a life in the street.
Like many homeless people, George wanders aimlessly, the lack of purpose of his life being the key issue. He tries to keep in touch with his daughter who despises him, but also feels sorry.
George also lost his documents and his weak attempts to start again a normal life are hindered by his lack of ID. A fellow homeless guy tries to help him, but their friendship is difficult because of their opposite personalities (and personality disorders).
Definitely melancholic, but worth a watch. Allegedly, Gere walked the streets of New York in character and nobody recognised him as the famous actor. But not only the physical appearance is spot on, the whole performance is, just as well.
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