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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Redford ClassicBy Kazbabe (1 review) , 23 Nov 2013Best film i have seen in ages. The scenery and acting was superb. A film to just relax and forget about the rest of the world. Brillant!!!
Very enjoyable movieBy DenaL (41 reviews) , 21 Nov 2013With a good storyline and if you like Redford and Freeman then this won't disappoint. Its a touching story with solid performances all round and beautifully shot. It ran at a leisurely pace which was absolutely appropriate and had the right level of reality, sadness and humour. Definitely one to add to a collection to give it depth and breadth. I like a lot of Lasse Hallström's films and if you do too, then its worth watching.
excellent very watchableBy troika (4 reviews) , 19 Oct 2013I loved this film, the scenary and backdrop was amazing, storyline good and Mr Redford was as great as ever, dont miss this one
Shows love and friendship without saccharine, great filmBy lovewood (30 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 (269 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.