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The Lears (2017)

The script focuses on world-renowned cutting-edge architect Davenport Lear. Nearing retirement, he summons his four dysfunctional children Glenn, twins Regan and Rory, Kent, and Regan's ... See full summary »


Carl Bessai


Carl Bessai
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Credited cast:
Bruce Dern ... Davenport Lear
Anthony Michael Hall ... Glenn Lear
Sean Astin ... Tom Cornwall
Aly Michalka ... Regan Lear
Victoria Smurfit ... Diana
Nic Bishop ... Kent Lear
James Hoare ... Rory Lear
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amy Argyle ... Natalie
Yvonne Delarosa ... Maria
Stephen Ellis ... Tyler
Annie McCain Engman ... Catherine
Christine Harte ... Sally
Malcolm Madera ... Jonathan
Ivy Matheson ... Delia
Irwin Olian Irwin Olian ... Phil


The script focuses on world-renowned cutting-edge architect Davenport Lear. Nearing retirement, he summons his four dysfunctional children Glenn, twins Regan and Rory, Kent, and Regan's husband Tom Cornwall to a weekend family retreat in one of his signature architectural creations. When they hear the bombshell that he has decided to marry his personal assistant Diana that Sunday, it sets off an explosive and humorous round of devious behavior and conflict as each of them jockeys for position, borne by self-interest, greed and jealousy. Rounding out the cast is Davenport's driver and valet Tyler, Diana's daughter Delia, and Kent's hot date Natalie.

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Comedy | Drama


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One of Davenport Lear's daughters is named Regan, same name as the daughter of King Lear, of the Shakespeare play by same name. See more »

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the best slow paced film seen for a long time
4 March 2019 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

Actually and perpetually, its a film that i think will suit us that has passed the roariong 40's and are well into the 50's and 60's years of age.

its a family drama, quite a hilarious one, but without the laughing fun, just the true spark of giglish humour that sinks in well after watching this drama. so if your in for practical jokes ,then just forget it.

do take the role as the fly on the wall, like i feel i did, and watch the story of turmoil and wash-up of an architects family, his children, all of his wifes, which have given him a C to C scalespangled sons and daughters who are halfsiblings en masse'.watch the hate and discontent between them and towards their father, their jealousy that has been there for ages, just to assemble in their fathers house to make or break a fortune, by pretending to be the sole heir of the lear fortune.

i cant tell more than this, just adding that there are many more twists up the sleve and that you will either way feel recognition towards the subject. as it is the final check of the familys check account, the greed of hope and wealth mfor rich and for poor, are the same wherever your are on this stoned organic planet of ours.

acting.....GOOD.....to see anthony michael hall again was a joy, i would never have rekcogned him if i hadnt chekced the cast, and he has become the spittin' image of me actually, aw may gowd, you might say, so when i say that bruce dern has become the spittin' image of my for many years deceased dad, youll say STOP!!!!! but it is so , in fact its true, and the destiny of this film is that its made the way that everybody can reflect yourself in the characters of the movie. watch the movie and think for yourself....''thats like my brother''-''sister'',-''father'',-''stepmum'',-''inlaws''. so dont say im the fool cause ive announced the reflections of mine....

as a film product the filmatography are very strong, editing are top shelf,choice of music perfect but the sound work glitches inbetween f.i dialouges in the car. the panoramic views og the malibu mountainside and the seashores of L.A.-area are tremendous.

its a slowpaced but lovely drama, that kept the grumpy old man stay in till the end, very recommendable.

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