Grand Canyon


(out of 5)

Eight years after Lawrence Kasdan caught the world’s attention with The Big Chill, he provides another tasteful and intelligent examination of a group of thirtysomething characters. opens the film in a riveting sequence that has his car die in the middle of a troubled neighbourhood until a stranger () helps him out.  Their friendship becomes the spine of the story, one that opens up to examine other characters involved in their lives including Kline’s wife (masterfully played by ) and his assistant and sometimes mistress (). Also starring and , this isn’t a film for all tastes but it definitely leaves an impression.

Twentieth Century Fox

USA, 1991

Directed by 

Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan,

Cinematography by

Produced by , Lawrence Kasdan,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1991


Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Screenplay (Lawrence Kasdan)

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