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Summary: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a strange outgoing woman, who seems to bring him back down to earth. After starting a relationship with the outgoing woman, Macon's wife seems to think that their marriage is still worth a try. Macon is then forced to deal many decisions (imdb)
Intense, emotional drama; also pulls off the tricky feat of being hilariously funny at times - especially in the first half. The three leads are excellent (as usual); "Bud" as Hurt's dog proves to be a blatant scene stealer. Dramatic depths of the story are explored with subtlety and intelligence by cleverly mirroring Hurt's books, his relationships with both women, with the marriage of his sister and publisher. A bit protracted in the second half, but overall fresh and immensely satisfying.
Well, imo, this is neither funny, particularly dramatic, believeable (as a story) or indeed, tear jerking .... but its strength lies in the underlying brutal truth of the message it is putting across. It is a painfully honest "drama" of one mans loss and his struggle to move on (indeed, his actual desire, or lack of it, to move on) ... and a wonderful exposition of the difficulty each and everyone of us would face when making a similar journey. Nothing mindblowing, but worth a watch
The first two thirds of this film are great. The characters are very believable and keep you interested in the story. The final third of the film is still good it just doesn't have the same effectiveness. The acting is also impressive. I would recommend this good character piece.
Almost watchable. Dramatic pieces are usually slow/dull (realistic) but believable (tying back in with the realism.) This is not funny but not dramatic because it's dull but fails to be even believable.