Ulee’s Gold


(out of 5)

 gives the performance of a lifetime as a peaceful bee keeper whose harmonious life is interrupted when his daughter-in-law shows up needing a place to stay and a shoulder to rest her troubled head on. Bringing all sorts of turbulence with her, the young woman must face the rage that erupts in Fonda when her problems force him to face some emotional, closeted skeletons of his own. Fantastic direction by Victor Nunez is key here, even when the film slightly lets its audience down towards the end, but there’s nothing getting around the fact that Fonda’s work is stunning and definitely the best work from a male actor in 1997.

Clinica Estetico, Nunez-Gowan

USA, 1997

Directed by

Screenplay by Victor Nunez

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by Victor Nunez

Academy Awards 1997

Golden Globe Awards 1997

Independent Spirit Awards 1997.

New York Film Critics Awards 1997.

Online Film Critics Awards 1997.  

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