Unstrung Heroes

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(out of 5)


Diane Keaton directs this bittersweet tale of a boy growing up under the experience of losing his mother (). He finds refuge in the companionship of two positively insane uncles (, ) who help him deal with his terrible impending loss while his father () is too wrapped in grief over losing the love of his life. MacDowell gives one of her most lyrical performances, a beautiful and sensitive role that will remind us all of a kind of relationship we often take for granted, and her warmth is the big heart and centre of the film. Lovely stuff, well worth a look.


Hollywood Pictures, Roth-Arnold Productions

USA, 1995

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the book by

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  TIFF 1995

Cannes Film Festival 1995


Academy Award Nomination
Best Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score) (Thomas Newman

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