- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Number of discs: 1
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00003CXQ4
The DVD itself is nicely done, no thrills or frills but competently done. If you like such films as "Ruby in Paradise" (Ashley Judd's first starring role and by far her best performance), "Ulee's Gold" (Peter Fonda's best performance in ages), "The Straight Story" (a G-rated David Lynch film, what will he think of next, but it is a masterpiece of FAMILY entertainment), "The Horse Whisperer" (Scarlett Johansson was so good in this film as the emotionally-scarred girl that the Academy Awards really dropped the ball when she wasn't nominated!), or "The Sweet Hereafter" (Atom Etoyan's masterpiece about loss), you will enjoy this film just fine! Give it a try! Or give any of the other films a try, too, as they are all (guaranteed!) far superior to whatever latest Hollywood special effects mishmash is bombarding the movie theaters today.
The main story is about what happens when a grown-up brother and sister are reunited after a lack of communication for awhile. He is somewhat of a drifter, and she is a single mom who works at a bank. The bond they share is that their parents were killed when they were young, and they've depended on each other for mutual support for many years. When the brother returns, she has to make a decision on whether it is a good or bad influence on the son. Complicating matters are the identity of the father of the child, the current dull boyfriend, and a new boss so finicky he needs standard computer screen colors for his entire staff.
I'm looking at these events compared to those of my own life. I have four children, and it seems like every week we have some kind of crisis that makes anything that happens in the movie seem tame. I mean, her brother takes the kid out to a pool hall. Maybe if he were turning the kid on to the pot he smokes in the movie it would be a big thing, but I find myself saying that this woman has no problems.
While the portrayal of her new boss is dead-on accurate, I myself has a boss that makes this one look like Jim Belushi. I live with my situation, and once again, I'm trying to find out what the problem is here. For the record, I'm not having an affair with my boss, and I guess showing her having her affair is to show her as a flawed, human character.Read more ›