Written April 28, 2012
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Do not worry that it is moving to slow. Hal, the scenery and locations are not letting on to where this will go. I prejudged early it would be a Hallmark card style lesson in something. WRONG. Very Americana, very universal. That's all I am going to say. Especially should be seen by anyone who acts or has respect for the highest kind of acting. Special features has an interview with Hal Holbrook worth every second. Dixie Carter is also interviewed beautiful as usual - enlightening. I really realized how much I miss them. Ray McKinnon also interviewed show us his intellectual approach to his Choate character and to acting period. Each cast member was well placed. Highly recommend this for all adults or late teens - not really what kids will sit through, a bit heavy topic. Excellent.
Written March 17, 2010
This movie was slow, using typical southern ways. The story line did not flow. Left holes regarding his wife. Used the word ain't so much!
Written October 21, 2009
absolutely stunning best actor 2009
Written April 25, 2010
Beautiful cinematography, wonderful sound, and the slow pace of this film remind me of hot summer days in South Carolina waiting for something. anything to happen. A splendid tale of how stubborn bitterness can beat back the best of intentions in others, there's dramatic tension, sexual tension and the tension of watching the tide almost shift to the positive, then roll back to the negative and almost take everyone out to sea with it. Just sit back, sip a cool drink, and let this masterpiece suck you in.
Written January 24, 2010
IN A WORD...DEPRESSING! THE WHOLE AUDIENCE WAS FILLED WITH SENIOR CITIZENS WHO CAME TO BE ENTERTAINED BY A FAVORITE OLD ACTOR. INSTEAD WE WERE REMINDED OF HOW PITFUL OUR LIVES MIGHT BE IN THE NOT SO FAR FUTURE. IT COULD HAVE BEEN ENDEAREING AND CHARMING BUT DID NOT TAKE THAT PATH. WHAT A SHAME. WAIST OF TIME AND MONEY.