Friday, March 31, 2017

The Accidental Tourist (1988)

Academy Awards, USA 1989

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Geena Davis
Best Picture
Lawrence Kasdan
Charles Okun
Michael Grillo
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Frank Galati
Lawrence Kasdan
Best Music, Original Score
John Williams

Warner Bros.
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(DVD, Warner Bros.)

Travel guide writer William Hurt and his wife's marriage is feeling the strain of the death of their teenage son. She moves into her own apartment, while he moves in with his grown siblings after breaking his leg in a fall. He is aggressively pursued by dog trainer Geena Davis, eventually leading to a relationship. His wife shows up at the wedding of his sister, leading to their reconciliation. However, while traveling in Paris, he rekindles the romance with Davis. Slow, subdued comedy drama, with irksome characters, especially Davis, but not without a few rewards along the way.

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