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It is the story of a man, Mac Sledge, who has seen bright lights and soaring heights but has now fallen on extremely hard times. Drunk, broke, and looking none to trustworthy, Mac is befriended, and finally loved, by a young widow and her son.
And that's basically it. There's a subplot involving Mac's estranged relationships with his daughter and ex-wife, but primarily it's about one man picking himself up, dusting himself off, and getting on with life after having been kicked in the pants.
The crux of the film is Duvall, and in more ways than one. First and foremost is his complex portrayal of Mac. Conditioned by so many formula movies, you keep waiting for Mac to fall of the wagon, only to redeem himself again somehow. But Mac never does fall, and Duvall lets you see just how difficult that is; how hard, but also how satisfying, it is for a man to stand up to life when all he wants to do is run and hide. And he does it without ever even doing so much as raising his voice.
But his acting isn't all Duvall gives to the film. Singing his own songs, Duvall makes you firmly believe that Mac Sledge has an ocean of musical talent.Read more ›
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This is a great Robert Duvall movie. Great bitter-sweet realities of life drama.Published 11 days ago by Russ Wentz
Sweet, tender story of redemption. You will wonder with Sledge why things happen as they do, but will also see the goodness of God behind it all!Published 22 days ago by Andre Vellagio
A great movie with Robert Duvall. I can't say I've ever seen a bad movie with this actor in it.Published 1 month ago by Virginian