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5
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)
02/02/15
5
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)
02/02/15