JWR Articles: Film/DVD - Ordinary People (Director: Robert Redford) - April 18, 2022

Ordinary People

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124 min.

‘Let me feel about this!’

The 1980 Best Picture winner is an impressive study of how families CAN fall apart after a tragic death of son/sibling.

Done that, been there, so for once, I won’t have much to say except that when “shit happens” those directly involved need each other more than ever.

Using Pachelbel’s famous Canon as the musical cantus firmus, should remind everyone that timeless art can bind together and, occasionally, heal horrific wounds. JWR

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Director - Robert Redford
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