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The Accidental Tourist

The Accidental Tourist

1988
Romance
Drama
2h 1m
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)
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The Accidental Tourist

1988
Romance
Drama
2h 1m
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Rated 07 Mar 2007
57
7th
The box tries to pull the old "there's a dog on the cover so this must be an uproariously funny comedy" trick, but don't be fooled.
Rated 03 Apr 2016
60
50th
Solid drama. There's nothing very wrong with it, but nothing really appealing or particularly good about it, either.
Rated 21 Dec 2011
77
63rd
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.
Rated 06 Dec 2013
75
69th
Faithful to the book.
Rated 16 Feb 2020
50
45th
Kinda goes on without a super satisfying progression at the end. It's depressing. Fav scene: talking with Kathleen Turner in Paris about whether Muriel was attractive only because she had a son.
Rated 12 Feb 2011
91
85th
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.
Rated 21 Sep 2010
68
65th
Makes up for pacing issues with a solid cast and good performances.
Rated 12 Jul 2012
75
85th
This is one of those movie that I liked the first time I watched it but has gotten better after each additional viewing.
Rated 21 Dec 2009
82
52nd
Hurt and Davis definitely click here. Good film of a great book.
Rated 24 Apr 2008
83
84th
Better than the book, in my opinion. This movie is very well done, and a real tearjerker.
Rated 18 Jan 2012
70
40th
Good movie with strong acting. Got a little boring at times.
Rated 16 Mar 2011
65
40th
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
Rated 14 Aug 2007
35
8th
I think I saw this when I was like 9 or something.
Rated 23 Jun 2012
73
50th
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Rated 19 Sep 2010
3
18th
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.
Rated 20 Oct 2018
50
14th
Davis is really good here (as is Pullman), while everything else feels like it suffers from a case of the blahs.
Rated 05 Sep 2018
1
0th
Essentially, this is a dating movie, like Claude Lelouch's A MAN AND A WOMAN, but for darker times, for times of lower expectations.
Rated 16 Sep 2007
75
79th
Good movie.
Rated 21 Nov 2009
81
93rd
About as good as Hollywood can get making a drama/comedy.

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