Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The Accidental Tourist
The Accidental Tourist-1988, starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, Bill Pullman, and Ed Begley Jr.
He says- Hurt gives an exquisite performance as a man shattered by the death of his son, who comes out of his shell when he meets a kooky, aggressive young woman (Oscar winner Davis) who couldn't be less his type. Finely wrought, extremely faithful adaptation of Anne Tyler's novel dares to take its time; may be too slow and quiet for some viewers, but often many rewards. 3 stars.
I say- This was nominated for best picture? Really? And Geena Davis won an academy award for this? It wasn't terrible, but it was INCREDIBLY slow, and I felt like the movie got lost in itself midway through. I felt like William Hurt was so unlikable, I wanted everyone else around him to die as well so he could feel the misery I was going through watching this movie. One star.