Ordinary People (1980)

R   |    |  Drama

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The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.


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20 January 2020 | RinoBortone91
Powerful film with a very delicate theme treated like a light feather. Ordinary People is the bearer of a strong message that scratches the minds of those who look with a different eye to this type of cinema, all due to the great Alvin Sargent. Film that succeeds both in the spectacular cast where a poignant and deep Timothy Hutton stands out; but also succeeds in the simple but effective direction of Robert Redford to tell an apparent simple story, with an almost disturbing intense psychology. Timeless masterpiece that inspired the cinema of the following generations.

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$170,335 21 September 1980

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