Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. USA, 1993. Spring Creek Productions, Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Rafael Yglesias, based on his novel. Cinematography by Allen Daviau. Produced by Mark Rosenberg, Paula Weinstein. Music by Maurice Jarre. Production Design by John Stoddart. Costume Design by Marilyn Matthews. Film Editing by William M. Anderson, Armen Minasian, Lee Smith. Academy Awards 1993. Boston Film Critics Awards 1993. Golden Globe Awards 1993. New York Film Critics Awards 1993.
Jeff Bridges plays a crash survivor who believes that getting out of the plane without a single scratch means that he is invincible, and now even foods he was allergic to no longer bother him. While his concerned family ponders the serious implications of what he is becoming, he counsels a fellow crash survivor, a young woman (Rosie Perez) who lost her baby in the accident. Throughout this affecting drama, Bridges is constantly looking for the opportunity to become human again, and finds it in the hands of those closest to him. Perez has never been better, and Isabella Rossellini shines as Bridges’ wife in this memorable Peter Weir film.