Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
Diane Keaton directs this bittersweet tale of a boy growing up under the experience of losing his mother (Andie MacDowell). He finds refuge in the companionship of two positively insane uncles (Maury Chaykin, Michael Richards) who help him deal with his terrible impending loss while his father (John Turturro) 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.
Directed by Diane Keaton
Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael
Music by Thomas Newman
Production Design by Garreth Stover
Costume Design by Jill M. Ohanneson
Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin