The Accidental Tourist (1988)

PG   |    |  Drama, Romance


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An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles.


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  • William Hurt in The Accidental Tourist (1988)
  • Geena Davis in The Accidental Tourist (1988)
  • Geena Davis in The Accidental Tourist (1988)

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20 May 2003 | Greensleeves
10
| Superb Movie with lots of food for thought.
This is a wonderful film by Lawrence Kasdan about a man who withdraws from his relationships with other people (and the world) after a terrible family tragedy. William Hurt plays the character of 'Macon', a man who writes books for people who don't want to travel and has become as grey and dull as his suit. His wife Sarah (the vibrant Kathleen Turner) separates from him and after an accident he goes to live with his family who live a life organised by his sister, Rose (Amy Wright) and settles into a dull routine. Even his dog seems to be turning against him, then he meets Muriel (Geena Davis) when boarding his dog and she not only teaches the dog new tricks but also shows Macon that his ways can be changed too. William Hurt gives a truly marvellous performance as a man who has given up on life and has become almost catatonic. This is a film that gets better with each subsequent viewing, containing much food for thought especially for anyone that wishes for a 'safe' and 'planned' life. The wonderful dreamlike score is by John Williams and it was nominated for an Oscar amongst many nominations for this film. Thankfully this outstanding movie is now available on DVD and in the correct viewing format.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$97,578 26 December 1988

Gross USA:

$32,632,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,632,093

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