Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ordinary People (1980)

From NetFlix:  Everything is in its proper place in the Jarrett household -- except the past. Mary Tyler Moore scored an Oscar nod for her role as repressed mother Beth Jarrett, whose favorite son has died, leaving her with another (Timothy Hutton) she can barely tolerate. The film also netted four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Redford, in his directorial bow), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for young Hutton.  1980  124 minutes 

DJE:  This is a powerful film that addresses a death in the family and many aspects of grief.  It is well-worth watching. Superb acting.