Tender Mercies (1983)

BRUCE BERESFORD

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB

USA, 1983.  Antron Media Production, . Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1983Cannes Film Festival 1983.  Golden Globe Awards 1983New York Film Critics Awards 1983.  

This is one of the very best films of the eighties. It stars an incredibly good Robert Duvall as an alcoholic country singer whose glory days are far behind him. He befriends a widow (Tess Harper) and her young son and good things start to happen when two separate groups unite and they become a family. The keystone to it all, aside from Duvall’s performance, is the magnificent direction by Bruce Beresford, who truly brings out the best aspect of every element in the film. Also features a great supporting performance by , who performs some great country songs.

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