An Unfinished Life details
|Starring:||Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez, Joshua Lucas|
|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 (43 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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Classy storytellingBy wellybob1 (25 reviews) from Preston , 15 Jul 2011You just know that when you settle down to a modern Robert Redford film you are going to be treated to a visual delight. The setting is beautiful and provides a stunning backdrop to the story of family strife. It's a movie to relax into, the slow, gentle unravelling of the plot and the well rounded characters who star in it. Morgan Freeman just never puts a foot wrong and I imagine the stubborn nature of the lead didn't require a lot of acting from Mr Sundance.
Just enjoy it, real storytelling which is what movies are all about.
Good Morgan and Redford PerformancesBy a customer , 26 Jun 2011I don't think that I've ever seen a bad movie with Morgan Freeman in the cast. This was no exception to that rule, and with Robert Redford and Jennifer Lopez joining him ... well I expected to be in for a treat and that is what this movie was. Perfect acting, good storyline set in great scenery. Although the film was slow at and at sometimes predictable, the presence of the main players kept the viewer attentive. The story was typically the 'regrouping' of a family after a bust up; on the arrival of a bad guy ... suprisingly enough played by Danien Lewis of 'Band of Brothers' fame. Bad guy loses and then everything is 'happy thereafter' ... super stuff and well recommended.
Slow and thoughtful - all about the 'bear.'By a customer , 11 May 2011This was slow and thoughtful - a modern cowby film, in which the baddies are husbands that beat up their wives, unforgiveness and an ability to move on from the past. (The latter are not related to the former.)
Great acting from Redford and Freeman in particular. Super scenery and a magnificent performance by the bear.
Powerfully yet gently movingBy Midlander (19 reviews) from Midlands , 21 Dec 2010A class performance by two such accomplished actors; Freeman and Redford show how it's done! Such believable storytelling. Deceptively challenging plot and powerful resolution without a hint of the usual American saccharine.
Brilliant performance by the young girl who plays the granddaughter and Jennifer Lopez manages not to detract from, while adding little to, the action other than is necessary for her character.
Excellent direction and filming. The bear is great.........it was only at the end I remembered that he was actually a trained animal, which then had all the irony of the documentary about freeing the killer whale who played 'Free Willy'.
A great film about grief, blame, fear, forgiveness and healing.
An Unfinished LifeBy a customer from Nottingham , 14 Oct 2010I liked it and enjoyed all the performances but felt like I was waiting for something bigger to happen. It was a feel good movie though and that's what it achieved.