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BIG MOVIE about a small town
on 2 February 2007
Never has a film been so critically applauded (it was nominated for several Oscars, including Best Actor Paul Newman), so criminally neglected or so in need of Region 2 release!
Having read Richard Russo's giant of a novel, I rushed to see this film when it opened in the cinema and was not disappointed. This gentle tale of small town America is a joy to behold. The quiet simplicity of its characterisation rings true on every level, the beautifully bleak landscape of the town providing the perfect backdrop for the hopes and fears, joys and sorrows of its citizens. Paul Newman is perfect as Sully, the part-time worker, part-time father central to the story. The supporting cast are no less impressive, particularly Jessica Tandy, but even Bruce Willis shines in a straight, non-action role!
I would snap up the DVD today if it were only available in Region 2 PAL format! Paramount, I hope you're reading and taking note!