Unstrung Heroes (1995)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home ... See full summary »


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  • Andie MacDowell and John Turturro in Unstrung Heroes (1995)
  • John Turturro and Nathan Watt in Unstrung Heroes (1995)
  • Andie MacDowell and Nathan Watt in Unstrung Heroes (1995)
  • Michael Richards and Nathan Watt in Unstrung Heroes (1995)
  • John Turturro and Michael Richards in Unstrung Heroes (1995)
  • Diane Keaton in Unstrung Heroes (1995)

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16 June 2002 | ricrisci
8
| Love conquers all
Very nice, touching movie. Made me cry. A story of a boy coming of age while dealing with a dying mother and rebelling against his father all in the context of a loving extended family. The (Jewish) cultural angle gave it authenticity. A fine performance by Nathan Watt but that John Turturro is really something. Michael Richards was essentially Kramer again. Interesting in that it is a woman director (Diane Keaton) who brings this story of male family love to the screen. While mom is very loving as well, she sadly and symbolically abandons Steven/Franz by dying and it is the weird (eccentric and harmlessly schizophrenic) uncles who support him thru it all, once again posing the question, "Who really are the crazy (or heroes, for that matter) among us?" I give it an 8.

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