Unfinished Life

Redford, Robert

SKU: 031398174349

UPC 031398174349
Release Date 2013-09-24
Studio Miramax Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 108
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Lasse Hallstrom (CHOCOLATE, CIDER HOUSE RULES) directs an all-star cast in this melancholy tale of bitterness and redemption, played out against the beautiful backdrop of rural Wyoming. Jean Gilkyson (Jennifer Lopez) is a single mom on the run from her abusive boyfriend, Gary (Damian Lewis). With nowhere else to go, she and her young daughter, Griff (Becca Gardner), travel to the ranch owned by Jean's father-in-law, Einar (Robert Redford). Jean and Einar have been estranged since the accidental death of Griffin, Einar's son, which he has always blamed on Jean. A crusty old cowboy, Einar lives a rustic existence--working his land, minding his own business, and getting into the occasional noble fistfight on his trips into town. He follows a strict routine that involves paying daily visits to his son's grave and caring for Mitch (Morgan Freeman, BATMAN BEGINS), a ranch hand who has been bedridden since being mauled by a bear a year ago. But when Jean shows up with a granddaughter he never even knew he had, Einar's world begins to change, and old wounds begin, reluctantly, to heal. Meanwhile, Jean gets a job working at the local diner, Gary comes looking for her, and her dalliance with the handsome police chief, Crane (Josh Lucas), just might blossom into something more. But none of them can move on with their lives until Mitch confronts the beast that came close to destroying him. The relationship between Mitch and Einar is the most fascinating aspect of the film: the two men have spent a lifetime together, and though they constantly nag one another, they obviously share a deep bond. Morgan Freeman plays a role that by now comes naturally to him--a beatific wise man who sees into the souls of others, and whose dreams provide a mystical backdrop to the action. The plucky Gardner turns in an unsentimental show-stealing performance as Griff, who coaxes her grandfather back to life and ultimately delivers a message of hope and an intimation of the meaning that can be found in life's random cruelties.AN UNFINISHED LIFE, like its rural Wyoming setting, is deceptively slow-paced. But, like its feisty main character, superbly played by Robert Redford, it packs a powerful punch.Theatrical Release: September 9, 2005[T]he picture has an organic, easy-on-the-eyes appearance that is complementary to the setting and storytelling.[O]ne of the chief joys of AN UNFINISHED LIFE is the stealth with which it builds to its climax....Oddly affecting.
Cast David Gropman (Production Designer)
Damian Lewis (Star)
Sullivan Stapleton (Star)
Robert Redford (Star)
Mark Rydell (Director)
Matthew A. Rhodes (Producer)
James Steuart (Production Designer)
Morgan Freeman (Star)
Mark Spragg (Screenwriter)
Joshua Lucas (Star)
Deborah Lurie (Music)
Graham King (Executive Producer)
Meryl Poster (Executive Producer)
Andrew Mondshein (Editor)
Su Armstrong (Executive Producer)
Joe Roth (Director)
Lasse Hallstrom (Director)
Alan Ladd (Producer)
Harvey Weinstein (Producer)
Jennifer Lopez (Star)
Camryn Manheim (Star)
Oliver Stapleton (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Feature commentary with director, producer and editor The Making Of An Unfinished Life Training Bart the Bear Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute BluRay HD-DVD,Closed Captioned,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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