(out of 5)
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.
Directed by Peter Weir
Screenplay by Rafael Yglesias, based on his novel
Cinematography by Allen Daviau
Music by Maurice Jarre
Production Design by John Stoddart
Costume Design by Marilyn Matthews