Academy Award winners* Kevin Costner and Clint Eastwood confront each other from opposite sides of the law in A Perfect World, an acclaimed, multilayered manhunt saga (directed by Eastwood) that rumbles down Texas backroads toward a harrowing collision with fate. Costner plays Butch Haynes, a hardened prison escapee on the lam with a young hostage (T.J. Lowther in a remarkable film debut) who sees in Butch the father figure he never had. Eastwood is wily Texas Ranger Red Garnett, leading deputies and a criminologist (Laura Dern) on a statewide pursuit. Red knows every road and pothole in the Panhandle. What's more, he knows the elusive Haynes – because their paths have crossed before.]]>
A Perfect World [Blu-ray]
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This film is also Kevin Costner's best work ever, and one has to imagine it came because Director Eastwood sat on him hard. Whatever, Costner gives a very, very good performance, full of depth as a prisoner on the lam. He is actually tough and touching at the same time, no small feat for any actor.
Finally, Laura Dern is also at her best in this film. What happened to her, anyway? Where did she go? Anyway, the romance between the Eastwood character and Dern is understated and very moving, as each character slowly gain respect for the other. Dern is not classically beautiful, but she comes off as very real and smart, with a sense of humor and a real humanity. Hollywood needs more like her, instead of fashion models playing cops. Dern looks natural as hell in the role with a beauty, as corny as it sounds, that comes from within.
All in all, a vastly overlooked gem that is well worth owning.
Hats off to all involved who decided to make a truly thoughtful and powerful film without resorting to computer-generated images, explosions, aliens, etc. This film is definitely a stand-out.
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Awesome movie. Clint Eastwoodand Kevin Costner. How can you go wrong? Sadly it is NEVER played on regular TV, they only play the same things over and over again like Rambo, The... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Susan Dusky
This is a really good movie. This is my 2nd purchase as my spouse loaned the other one and we never got it back.Published 15 days ago by SurbL
Loved it. One of Kevin Costner's best performances and is not talked about.Published 1 month ago by Brandi Peck
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