Mumford

BBB

(out of 5)


Oddball characters are the main attraction to this shy little comedy from Lawrence Kasdan that features one of his best ensemble casts. is appropriately blank as the titular character, a psychiatrist in a small town (also called Mumford) who listens to repressed and unhappy people explain their problems away and gives them the opportunity to solve them. Misfit patients include a lovely (and frankly too little seen) as a shopping-addicted housewife, as a melancholy teenager and as a completely inhibited young woman living with a Godzilla of a mother (, they also played mother and daughter in The Imposters).  Mumford soon finds himself concentrating on bringing out Davis’ true personality and befriending lonely software magnate billionaire , until nosy psychiatrists and start investigating his legitimacy. Sweet and light, never in any way an important film but well crafted and satisfying.


USA, 1999

Directed by

Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan

Cinematography by

Produced by Lawrence Kasdan,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Film Festivals:  TIFF 1999


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Mumford

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