The Whales of August (1987)

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Two aged sisters reflect on life and the past during a late summer day in Maine.



  • Lillian Gish in The Whales of August (1987)
  • Lillian Gish at an event for The Whales of August (1987)
  • Lindsay Anderson and Lillian Gish in The Whales of August (1987)
  • The Whales of August (1987)
  • The Whales of August (1987)
  • Lindsay Anderson and Lillian Gish in The Whales of August (1987)

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29 November 2004 | bekayess
Brings tears to this middle aged man's eyes
Until tonight, I had not seen this charming film since it was first released in 1987--at that time I was 30. Now I'm quite a few years older [you do the math--:)]. . .I'm not easily brought to tears, not at weddings, not at funerals, not by sad movies. But the beauty of the final moments with the Misses Davis and Gish caused me to tear up and cry like a baby. How wonderful it is to see these two ladies--plus Mr. Price and Ms. Southern--give such moving and real performances, well past the years when most people have retired and decided it was time to sit around and wait for death. If just one person of my age--or any age, older or younger--sees this film and changes a defeatist attitude, then the actors and writer have done their job.

I know my attitude is changed. . .

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