DVD - 2004
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Jean Travers is a schoolteacher whose life changes completely when a young man breaks into her home, and then kills himself right in front of her for no apparent reason. As Jean's friends struggle to help her, Jean is drawn deeper and deeper into a web of memories and deceptions.
Publisher: [Chicago, Ill.] : Home Vision Entertainment, 2004, c1985.
Edition: Widescreen format (aspect ratio: 1:78:1).
ISBN: 9780780029422
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (103 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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Dec 18, 2014

For no apparent reason a disturbed young man kills himself in the home of an aging schoolteacher. The effect of his suicide reverberates throughout her small circle of friends and dredges up some bittersweet memories from the past. But what really happened? Loneliness, despair and regret permeate David Hare's bleak teleplay as his cast of characters yearn for human contact while conversely keeping each other at arm's length. The stellar cast is magnificent, the sharp dialogue keenly delivered, but the film's emotional content often takes a backseat to the cerebral causing some of the more passionate scenes to appear weak and contrived.

Apr 29, 2012

I expected great things from such an array of acting talent - the acting is fine, the story is aimless and pointless. Sorry, a waste of time.

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