The Accidental Tourist
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- Introduction by director Lawrence Kasdan
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Top Customer Reviews
Both the acting and the dialogue in THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST are first-rate and highly memorable. Geena Davis steals the show with her shining performance of a quirky, life-positive divorced single mom with a single-minded interest in helping Macon Leary to become more than a reluctant sight-seer in life. My favorite line of dialogue in this dialogue-driven film is when Macon says to Sarah, "I'm beginning to think that maybe it's not just how much you love someone, maybe what matters is who you are when you're with them.Read more ›
Years ago I was swept away by Anne Tyler's novel, and was hesitant to see the movie (knowing movie adaptations of novels almost always disappoint.) I found myself instead swept away in new and different ways by the movie, which is incredibly true to the narrative of the novel.
What Macon Leary is going through would not be described as depression as much as recession...pulling away from his life, falling deeper into himself where it is small and quiet and safe, far away from the world that had murdered his son. This drives his wife away from him, leaving him to spiral more deeply into himself until the unexpected hand of a quirky dog trainer pulls him up and out of himself. When Macon reunites with his estranged wife he begins to tumble back in on himself until he discovers that it's not only how much you love somebody, but who you are when you're with that person that matters the most.
William Hurt's narration over various scenes in this film ad a layer to it that could never have been achieved in the novel.
This film is a must see for any student of the human condition.
Amy Wright, David Ogden Stiers, and Ed Begley Jr. all turn in WONDERFUL performances as Macon's odd siblings who live together in the family home that they grew up in. Bill Pullman also turns in a great performance as Julian, Macon's publisher.
This is a wonderful character study of families, their hurt, disappointment and finally, reconciliation. The film is strongly written and well acted. If you are looking for a funny romance like, "When Harry Met Sally", a spooky romance like "Ghost" or a treacly, sappy sweet romance like "Sabrina", then you are looking in the wrong place. If you like to see characters that pluck at your heart strings and seem "oh so real" then this is a movie for YOU! Highly recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Always delightful, this charming, sad and quirky story of grief, lost love and recovery never fails to please. Read morePublished 6 days ago by lily t.
Very close to the book which is a classic. Good acting , good writing.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great story about a quirky, American family. Acting was good and natural for very unusual characters. Highly recommend for those of us who grew up in quirky families...most of us.Published 2 months ago by Pamela E Bradley
I didn't even finish watching the movie. I recommend buying the book instead.Published 2 months ago by C.S.
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