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Tender Mercies

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  • Posted August 1, 2013

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    ┬┐Solemnity, purposeless, inert solemnity┬┐ damns poet Mary Oliver

    “Solemnity, purposeless, inert solemnity” damns poet Mary Oliver. “Tender Mercies” shows the complexity behind the stoic stare and the empty country road, shows the warmth and reassurance of a seemingly simpler life. A man has to stare down the ugly parts of his past and prove he doesn’t trust happiness at the same time he must have the courage to quietly welcome it back into his life. Surprises abound (and plenty of pleasantly bold ones in the camera angles), but sometimes the most surprising turn is the straightest road. The honest road that connects to the audience. Scriptwriters and actors take note - rarely has a movie said more with less than “Tender Mercies.”

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    loved this movie

    After seeing the new movie Crazy Heart, which is basically a makeover of Tender Mercies, I went back and watched this one again and then sent it to my daughter. We both really enjoyed this one, even better than Crazy Heart. What is really interesting is Robert Duvall starred in this one, and he is also in the remake. When he tells Jeff Bridges "Been there " in the new movie, it has a double meaning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful acting and terrific sound track

    A terrific performance by Robert Duvall, good chemistry with Tess Harper, great emotional flow, and a terrific country sound track.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010


    This is a beauty of an American film. Just a simply told, wonderfully acted film largely due to the Oscar winning work of Robert Duvall and the screenplay by Horton Foote. Australian Bruce Beresford again proves that those living the other side of the pond have a keen perspective on the American way.

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    Posted May 18, 2010

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