This film is based on a novel by Richard Russo. Sully is a tenant in the home of elderly Miss Beryl. Clive Peoples, Jr., is her son, he is a local banker and he can’t stand Sully. He is always trying to talk his mother into throwing Sully out. Sully has been going to court to obtain compensation for an on-the-job knee injury but he hasn’t been successful. He received his injury working for Carl but sometimes he still works for him if he can. Sully hates Carl and he lets everyone know.
This film takes place in the winter and snow is on the ground. It made me cold just to watch!! There is a LOT of arguing and fighting between almost all of the people. Sully has never taken responsibility in his life. He has a son with a family and Sully walked away when his son was a boy. He's never understood why Sully left? A young Willis and Griffith. 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
110 min, Drama directed by Robert Benton with Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, Melanie Griffith, Dylan Walsh, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Gene Saks, Josef Sommer, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco.
Note: Imdb 7.4 out of 10, 91% critic 81% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3 1/2*, Amazon 4.4* out of 5* with 1518 reviews.
Special Note: Filmed in Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, Hudson Valley, Hudson, Newburgh, New York. Paul Newman was 70 years old when this film was released in January of 1994. This was the last film for Jessica Tandy and she passed away at 85 the following September.