The Judge | ★★★★★★★★☆☆



I finally caught this beautiful movie on video this weekend with Ann. I knew that I would like it because I am a huge fan of Downey and Duvall. I was not sure what kind of movie it was but suspected that it might be about the relationship between a dad and his son. I was right. It centered around how familial relationships become dysfunctional.

Amidst the anger and disappointments there were so many tender moments. Yet even in the tender moments the harsh reality of past woundings seem to bleed through. I loved the way that these strong actors showed such emotion. The story spoke to me of how hard it is for both parent and child to get passed things that happened so long ago.

Before viewing it I wondered if the almost two and a half hour run time might need a bit of editing. Looking back I am not sure what I would have cut from it. The supporting cast did a good job. I really liked this one and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★.


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9 comments:

  1. I will look out for this one! Thanks for posting it.

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  2. Bob, my sister and I watched it this weekend too and we also thought it was a very good film.

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    1. Watched it the same weekend? How cool Barbara. Did you catch it on HBO like we did?

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  3. When this movie came out the trailers just didn't draw me to the show to see it. I have since seen it on DVD and loved it. I actually watched it twice this weekend because it just came out on one of our premium channels. I love both of them too and this movie is a keeper. I'm thinking I should buy it to show to my dad when I visit him later this month.

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    1. We saw it on HBO Debby. They showcase a new movie every Saturday night.

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  4. I was going to see it with my daughter when it came out, and then things happened and we had to cancel our day together. I need to rent it.

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    1. I think that you might enjoy it Wanda.

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