A film about learning to live with loss that is ultimately uplifting. Walter Vale (the talented Richard Jenkins of Six Feet Under) is a middle aged international studies professor who, after the death of his wife, is just marking time - in his work and his life. But a trip to a conference in New York (where he delivers a lackluster paper) provides a wake-up call. A young refugee couple has taken up residence in Walter's vacant NY apartment and Walter, without really meaning to, gradually becomes emotionally engaged by their plight. Sad, funny - and hopeful.
Nancy Ryan (Staff) (Queen's Square)
One of the year's best. Jenkins is marvelous in this thought provoking, yet not polemicized film. Great, rich, deft characterizations. Highly recommended.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square)