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That Evening Sun(2009, Scott Teems) Hal Holbrook

Old 07-28-10, 05:35 AM
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That Evening Sun(2009, Scott Teems) Hal Holbrook

Just wanted to start this thread as a 'heads up' kind of thing about this movie. I saw it a while back, and it really blew me away. Hal Holbrook knocks this one out of the park and it's still climbing at the fence.

I watched it again last week, and have been meaning to make a thread about it since. It's really a wonderful film, and top notch performances from several actors including the always good Barry Corbin, but Holbrook is stomping through this film like Godzilla in Tokyo. He really shines.

Trailer in HD:

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An excerpt from Ebert's 3.5 star review: "Watching Holbrook, I was reminded again of how steady and valuable this man has been throughout his career. I saw his famous "Mark Twain Tonight" three times in the '60s, I remember he and Dixie one night at the Royal Court Theater in London where a lamp came crashing to the stage and they handled it with perfect grace and humor, and I remember him most recently as the old man who cares and worries about the doom-seeking hero of "Into the Wild." Here he incorporates everything he knows about getting to the age of 80 (he's actually 85) and conveys it without the slightest sign of effort. This isn't a performance, it's an embodiment."

79% at RT with 34 reviews in. Also a very positive review here on DVDtalk.
Old 07-28-10, 06:28 AM
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Re: That Evening Sun(2009, Scott Teems) Hal Holbrook

I have been wanting to watch this movie for a very long time. I'll have to try and track it down once again now.

I am a huge fan of Hal Holbrook, and this one seems like something I would really love.
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Re: That Evening Sun(2009, Scott Teems) Hal Holbrook

I just watched this and really liked it. Holbrook is wonderful.

It is too bad that this movie didn't get enough attention last year for Holbrook to get an Oscar nomination. He certainly would have deserved it.

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