Second Best (1994) 1994
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|Starring||William Hurt, John Hurt|
|Supporting actors||Keith Allen, Chris Cleary Miles, Doris Irving, James Warrior, Jane Horrocks, Alfred Lynch, Rachel Freeman, Gus Troakes, Mossie Smith, Martin Troakes, Shaun Dingwall, Paul Wilson, Alan Cumming, Jake Owen, Sophie Dix, Prunella Scales, Jennifer Whitefoot, Jubal Bright|
|MPAA rating||PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)|
|Rental rights||24 hour viewing period. Details|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
A well done film with both excellent acting and a well constructed plot.
It is an extraordinary film about two people tenuously seeking family love and experiencing, in their own private ways, the fear of rejection and failure.
Mr. Hurt does an extradionary job in this movie, one of his best performances.
I first saw this on video and thoroughly enjoyed it. Been waiting ages for it to come to dvd. Normally l don't like British films but this is a gem. Read morePublished 3 months ago by robert james adams
why this movie never made it to dvd sooner is beyond me it tells a message about the system thats so true and painful and makes it hard for kids with special needs to be adopted. Read morePublished 13 months ago by PonyBoy TwoFeathers
This video was suggested by a trainer. I am a social worker in the foster care field. This was surely a good depiction of the way foster/adoptive children act. Read morePublished on October 26, 2009 by L. Ritterbach
I saw this movie while working in Child Protective Services. It's a great teaching tool for any would be foster/adopt parent(s). Read morePublished on November 1, 2008 by ibchuckd
I'm sure it's me but I rented a couple of these and it never went to my TIVO. I don't think I'll be renting (or buying) a download again.Published on August 16, 2007 by Dana
I know that, if I were William Hurt, my proudest moments would be my performance in this little known and largely unheralded film. Read morePublished on April 10, 2005 by JUST A REVIEWER2
Father and Son relationship is always special and different...great movie with great William Hurt. The music and the setting is excellent... Read morePublished on March 28, 2005 by J. A. Zaidi
This film accurately portrays, I feel, the real world of the adoption of an older boy (Age 10) rather than adoptions of infants or very young children and in particular a boy with... Read morePublished on March 13, 2005 by I. C. Codex
One of the most heart-touching films out there -- the acting by both William Hurt and his adopted son are fantastic. Only why isn't it on DVD yet?!Published on January 9, 2005 by malish99