Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Passed   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.


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  • Beulah Bondi and Victor Moore in Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
  • Beulah Bondi and Victor Moore in Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
  • Leo McCarey in Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
  • Beulah Bondi and Victor Moore in Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
  • Beulah Bondi and Victor Moore in Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
  • Beulah Bondi and Victor Moore in Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

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30 May 2010 | captain-bill
10
| It Will Tear Your Heart Out
I purchased the Criterion Collection DVD of this movie, intending to rip it out of its packaging and watch it straightaway. Instead, I let it reside on the shelf for several weeks, and only got around to watching it a few days ago.

"Make Way for Tomorrow" has joined my very personal list of the greatest American movies. Its direction is so transparent, one might think it wasn't directed at all, but spontaneously happened in front of the camera. The acting is so unforced and natural, you might think you are watching your neighbors. Of course, such acting and direction are really difficult to achieve, so I wonder why I had not come across this masterpiece before.

Orson Welles is reported to have said it could make a stone cry. He was right. When I watched this movie, I certainly cried for the first time in about five years, having been unable to do so before I saw this incredible film that validates cinema. (Why not cry before this? PTSD, father died, partner died, a car hit me resulting in major injuries.) Don't be put off by thoughts of downer subject matter; if you love life and love cinema, you owe it to yourself to see this great, great movie.

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