Written June 24, 2012
It was excellent film. It got great screenplay and wonderful Performance for Michael Caine.
Written August 04, 2009
Michael Caine greatly deserved the Oscar he copped in this very faithful adaptation of the John Irving novel of the same name. Here he plays a unorthodox doctor in rural Maine circa 1930s-40s who heads up an orphanage. He also offers young woman who find themselves pregnant a safe haven for clean and discreet abortions. Tobey MacGuire co-stars as the young boy the doctor takes under his wing like a father but as he becomes a man he years for something more and leaves to find himself. Beautiful period detail and wonderful direction by Lasse Halstrom. Bring up many provocative questions about life. A winner all around!