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Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall -The Godfather, Apocalypse Now) is down and out. A former American music legend, Mac is now an alcoholic whose fall from grace has left him washed up as he wakes up broke and alone on a Texas motel room floor. When the motel owner Rosa Lee (Tess Harper –No Country for Old Men, T.V’s Breaking Bad) finds Mac penniless and with nowhere to go she takes pity on him, offering him work at the motel in exchange for a room. Mac and Rosa soon fall in love, and desperate to turn his fortunes around, Mac resolves to salvage his both his career as a musician and his relationship with his estranged daughter, SueAnn (Ellen Barkin – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) However, standing in his way his Dixie Scott, Mac’s ex-wife, a successful singer who refuses to help his career and put him in touch with his daughter. Still shameful of his past, Dixie threatens to ruin Mac’s ambitions, pushing him dangerously close to his old self-destructive ways.
Winning 2 Oscars® and nominated for a further 3, Tender Mercies is an astonishing and poignant tale of love, family, faith and redemption, vividly portraying the core values of the Southern American states.
- Miracles and Mercies: A Look Back – Retrospective documentary with Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Alan Hubbard, director Bruce Beresford and writer Horton Foote.
Sometimes everything comes together in a movie and it becomes something so much greater than the sum of its parts that it can only be described as a miracle. That's the case with Tender Mercies, a quietly luminous character piece about an alcoholic, washed-up country singer named Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall in an Oscar-winning performance) who hits bottom in a motel room one night and then slowly finds his way back into the land of the living with the help of the widow (Tess Harper) and her young son. It's a low-key, contemplative film that feels like a rural American family comedy in the vein of the great Japanese director, Yasujiro Ozu. Tender Mercies was directed by Australian Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Breaker Morant), written by Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird), who won an Oscar for his screenplay, and has an unbeatable cast. This is one of Duvall's most intimate and deeply personal performances, matched only by his debut 14 years later as actor-writer-director in The Apostle. --Jim Emerson -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
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by Robert Duvall as an alcoholic ex-country singer star, who rediscovers himself by finding a family.
Ordinarily this kind of upbeat view could be treacly, or seem like a Hollywood simplification. But
here it's simultaneously rich and sparse, and even in a world where life is ultimately good, there are still
tragedies big and small, broken hearts and terrible losses. This is that rare `feel good' film that
earns the right.
The supporting work by Tess Harper and Betty Buckley is worth mentioning as well, as is Bruce Beresford's
understated but always effective and evocative direction.
But ultimately it's Foote's screenplay, set in a world where predictability and cliche are the usual, that
manages to pull off the almost impossible and create something unique, tender, and new.
It is a gentle understated love story. Robert Duvall won a well deserved Acadamey Award for his performance as Mac Sledge, a self destructive alcoholic and country singer who finds a new meaning to life through the love of a good woman, Rosa Lee played with feeling by Tess Harper.
As with all good love stories there are a few complications which makes the plot more interesting.
It made me laugh and cry. Well worth the watch.
This is a wonderful, beautiful story. Duvall excels at playing honest, straightforward characters that are completely lacking in artifice and is convincing as the silent, pained has-been. His compelling performance earned Best Actor Oscar in 1984. This was Tess Harper's first movie but she acts like a pro; she effortlessly portrays the simple, hardworking woman who is grateful for the tender mercies, or blessings, in her life. The two stars make you feel like you've really been to rural Texas and gotten to know and care about the folks there. The movie is quite similar in mood to "The Last Picture Show," with characters that say what they mean and know who they are.
This is a quiet, touching, and utterly engaging movie about interesting people. Heartily recommended.
Take the time to relax with this film.
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Unfortunately this DVD was formatted for USA & Canada and cannot be viewed on UK machines!Published 16 months ago by D. C. Turner
Ending was a bit weak, but overall enjoyable . DVD arrived on time and in good condition.Published 17 months ago by fayz
Saw it on TV years ago and have never forgotten it. Watching this film again brought back many good memories for me.Published on 30 April 2014 by Granddad
Duvall is wonderful in his understated style. A glimpse into rural US Southern states life. Forgive, trust, don't give up.Published on 17 Feb. 2014 by Brianf