An Unfinished Life details
|Starring:||Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez, Joshua Lucas|
|Genre:||Drama - Comedy, Musical|
|Studio:||MIRAMAX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
An Unfinished Life
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 Oct 2006|
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An Unfinished LifeBy AlexPhillips (41 reviews) from UK , 11 Mar 2007
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[Highly rated reviewer]This is a truly delightful film. The acting is very strong all round, as is the story. The plot follows Jean Gilkyson (Jennifer Lopez) and her daughter, who while escaping her abusive boyfriend decide to hideout at her father-in-laws (Robert Redford) rural ranch.
It is a simple but heartfelt journey of self discovery and redemption between the family members as they all discover aspects of themselves they did not know existed. Morgan Freeman is particularly excellent as Redfords work mate recovering from a bear attack the previous year.
Although as others have said they plot is slow, it does not seem to matter as you sit back and enjoy both the scenery and acting on display. This is indeed a very well meaning family movie which I cant recommend highly enough, a must see!
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Shows love and friendship without saccharine, great filmBy lovewood (26 reviews) from Norwich , 01 Mar 2013I like Lasse Hallstrom films. He has a way of bringing deep emotions into the foreground of the narrative in a revelatory but unforced way. It is usually as much a delight to be softly brushed by divine filmmaking as it is to be a witness to the stories and characterisations. An unfinished life is no exception. This film is a deeply human evocation of unresolved grief redeemed through love and the discovery that life is still worth living. Robert Redford's portrayal of stoppered, volcanic rage is extraordinarily moving. Love shows through the exposed bones of life fractured by loss in many guises. Companionship, steadfast presence, understanding of the other, and devotion are all present here. They are shown as faces of human love in an unshowy, non-romantic (in the Rouseauean sense) or schmaltzy way. Pretty much unmissable in my view.
Classic Lasse Hallstrom film about forgivenessBy twosoddingcats (209 reviews) from Kingston-upon-Thames , 21 Jan 2013Lopez escapes from her abusive boyfriend ('Homeland' fans will like the performance from Damien Lewis)...and seeks refuge with her 11 year old daughter with her estranged father-in-law (Redford). He blames her for the death of his son and his son's 'unfinished life' (she was driving the car). In turn, Redford feels guilty that his ranch hand (Freeman) was mauled by a bear on his ranch and gives him his daily morphine shots. Beautifully shot, wonderfully acted with a cute bear thrown in.
Lacks LegsBy Iggi_1 (108 reviews) , 16 Aug 2012Good acting, entertaining, amusing in parts but rather stereotypical and ultimately lacking, a story of little interest or substance, runs out of steam.
Unfinished LifeBy Edgers (14 reviews) , 20 Jul 2012A great movie, maybe a little slow on the story line but builds into a touching heartfelt film. The acting is first class and brings out lots of emotions culminating in a happy ending. A must see film.
LET'S HAVE MORE OF THE SAMEBy Burnhamite (379 reviews) from BURNHAM , 02 Nov 2011A marvellous touching story brought to life under the direction of Lasse Hallstrom deserves to be ranked high in the list of all time favourites. Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman give superb performances BUT the movie is once again stolen by a new young exciting actress, Becca Gardiner, who is outstanding. As the closing titles rolled it became 'An Unfinished Movie'
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