Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings
Mar 4, 2012I re-watched this film last night and was completely bowled over. What a screenplay! John Irving is not easy to adapt and "Widow for One Year" was particularly unadaptable but Tod Williams captures the wit and sadness of this heartbreaking tale. I don't know what else he has directed but I plan on finding out. Far and away the best performance of Kim Basingers career she is just so beautifully unhappy. Trying to sexually release herself from a tragedy as if one can. The young man John Foster who plays the intern Eddie O'Hare hired for the summer is so believable in his honesty and awkwardness. He doesn't just lust after Marion he truly loves her and you know it can't end well. The entire cast give there all not afraid to look hediously riduculous. Jeff Bridges is so alternately repulsive and seductive like a pretty snake, one of his better performances as well. Having spent time in the Hamptons I can testify that they get that right as well. That combination of New England small town and New York big time celebrity each exploiting the other. The score was pitch perfect. I highly recommend this movie,… Full Review »
JeffM.Oct 2, 2006Moving and quirky. Jeff Bridges is probably the most underrated actor of his generation. Bassinger is probably my least favorite actress around, but her blank detachment worked well in this role.… Full Review »
SusanM.May 1, 2006The best movie I have seen this year. It has such a sad and moving story that really sticks with you. Bridges and Basinger can really act!