A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself unprepared for the changes that he will have to cope with, and when the vet tries to contact his son, he realizes that he has caused more damage than he had imagined.
- Stars:Ralph Macchio, John Lithgow, Kerrie Keane, Reb Brown, Janet Margolin, Denis Arndt, Jamey Sheridan, Tom Bower, John Kelly, Michael Currie, Hilary Strang, Robyn Stevan, David Longworth, Gordon Currie, Walter Marsh,
- Country:USA, Canada
- Director:Rick Rosenthal,
- Writer:Robert Stitzel (story), Deedee Wehle (story), Robert Stitzel (screenplay)
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(it) wrote: Overview: In this drama starring Kristen Wiig, she plays a nanny just starting on a new job in which the family is plagued by tragedy and drugs.Review (with Spoilers)When it comes to comedians doing dramatic roles, especially after they peak, when it comes to their comedy, it has led to some quality roles. For whether it was Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey, arguably some of their dramatic roles are better than 90% of their comedy films. Unfortunately though, women haven't really found themselves transitioning as often from being a comedian to going to dramas. Monique did with Precious and Kim Wayans with Pariah, but I would argue it isn't much a norm. Leading to the question: Does Wiig present herself as the next comedian to show dramatic chops, or maybe she should stick to making people laugh?Characters & StoryJohanna's (Kristen Wiig) latest job ends with the old woman dying and then her venturing off to become the nanny to a young girl named Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld), who lives with her grandpa Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte). A man she lives with since her dad Ken (Guy Pearce) is a drug addict and killed Mc. McCauley's daughter. So, to protect his granddaughter from such nonsense, and to punish him as well, he has guardianship over Sabitha.Thing is though, he is old and can't keep up with her so that is where Johanna comes in. But with Johanna being plain, and a bit gullible, naturally it leads Sabitha and friend Edith (Sami Gayle) to pick with her. How? Well, they pretend that Ken has a romantic interest in Johanna and for most of the movie that is the main focus. Johanna falling for Ken and him growing accustomed to her.PraiseSomething I liked about this film was everyone was given their own life outside of Johanna's role in it. Sabitha had friends, a love interest, and her own drama; Mr. McCauley had a love interest; and Ken had his drug buddy Chloe (Jennifer Jason Leigh), his motel, and probation officer to worry about. All of which kept them from seeming like their lives stopped and started only when Johanna was around.CriticismAnd the reason I'm glad they were presented with some sense of their own lives is because Wiig plays Johanna as a woman who speaks in monotone, and almost has a horror villain type of personality. Like, when you meet Johanna you almost wonder if by the end of the film there will be blood everywhere, which of course she would clean up, and then she would leave as quietly as she came. For that is how deadpan Wiig plays her. Add in that Johanna isn't interesting in any sense of the word, and it makes the lead damn near feel like a liability.Though the story, as a whole, isn't really appealing to compensate mind you. For while there are mentions of what happened to Ken's ex-wife, some tidbits about Ken's sort of girlfriend Chloe, and we get little story tidbits about Mr. McCauley and Sabitha, often it feels like the story is rather aimless. Yes, there is a beginning, in which Johanna shows up to Mr. McCauley's house; a middle, when Johanna falls in love with Ken; and an end, in which those two find themselves in a relationship; but, once all is said and done, it is hard to say you were really given a reason to care about anyone for no one seemed to really evolve. Take for example Ken's drug addiction, we don't see him go through withdraw and all that, or really heal his relationship with Sabitha or Mr. McCauley, it is just Johanna stepping in, telling him he should stop due to her getting pregnant, and then we time jump and it seems he is now the type of guy he should have always been. Making it so the one meaty part of the movie, which could have brought some type of interest, gets cut.Overall: Skip ItLike The Prince, something about this movie just feels lazy. Almost as if there was an interesting story which could have been told, but something led to the writers telling you the most basic of stories just so that they could fit the movie into the schedules of all the actors involved. Leading to why I'm saying to skip this film. For while there isn't anything necessarily wrong with it, unless you are picky, it just is boring to the point where it doesn't provide you anything besides good background noise for a nap.
(kr) wrote: Dreadful movie and a total waste of time. Was Dennis Quaid drunk or were the "directors" completely out of touch.
(it) wrote: This is one of my favourite Saw films for sure. It has chilling, creative traps, Julie Benz (from Buffy, Angel and Dexter) and many more talented actors in it, plus doesn't get anhywhere near as ridiculous as 6 and 7 do.
(gb) wrote: Perfect "plane movie"! I haven't seen either the '50s or '80s versions, so I had nothing to compare it to. You have to bear in mind that this is a Disney kids movie, so by that measure it succeeds. It's also genuinely in parts, with Coogan's quips a brilliant companion to Chan's martial arts stunts. Still, it's very corny in parts and is probably too long for a kids movie, but it does have some great moments. it also has a heap of guest spots - Cleese, Richard Branson, Luke & Owen Wilson, but the craziest is Schwarzenegger as a Turkish king! It's pretty funny watching Arnie, Jackie & Steve in a spa together and thinking "that's just great casting"!
(ru) wrote: This movie was awesome! I loved it! It was so cute and funny!! I loved all the characters even the minor ones like the mama-san!! I wanna watch it again! :D :D
(ag) wrote: Presenting a soul-crushingly bleak portrayal of everyday life before offering a glimmer of hope, "About Schmidt" can be tough to sit through, but Nicholson is brilliant and the payoff is wonderful.
(br) wrote: AWESOME Movie...if you like B movies which I do! Yes some of the acting sucks, but most movies has that at some point. The monster to me was scary enough, I would not want to meet it! I am an enjoyer of corny, scary movies, so this one worked out well :) I have watched it several times so it has to be good!
(mx) wrote: Rose Troche brilliantly directed this move. The acting turned me off a little, but the story is what kept me watching.
(br) wrote: yhis movie is one of my altime favorites.
(mx) wrote: what exactly is "the stuff that dreams are made of" anyway? what of oneiric pleasures and pains, lessons and lamentations? who are we when thrust to the looking glass? the intricate cosmology of our midnight perambulations is a source of rapturous power and delight. however, this astral plane is fraught with thin ice...
(kr) wrote: This is sumthin me and my sis would look at over and over agian..... Oh Lil Joe
(mx) wrote: Tons of action that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Great movie for the teenager who hasn't found their way yet. It shows them how they can turn their life into something positive even if they have started down the wrong path.
(ru) wrote: For me it is always a pleasure to see Guy Pearce on screen. Ravenous is one of my favorite movies. Although I am not a fan of horror films - this film stands out in its own genre for me. It is full of philosophy, human interactions and American history.
(us) wrote: The best romantic drama movie ever