A Month of Sundays
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A Month of Sundays
Real estate agent Frank Mollard won't admit it, but he can't move on. Divorced but still attached, he can't sell a house in a property boom – much less connect with his teenage son. One night Frank gets a phone call from his mother. Nothing out of the ordinary, apart from the fact that she died a year ago. Thus blossoms a charming and unusual friendship with an elderly woman who inspires Frank to reconnect with life.
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He's one of those guys that always has a snarl on his face; not a sympathetic guy AND a real estate agent selling houses to people that can AFFORD the over-priced houses that people that need them CAN'T.
This, lonely, recently-divorced man with an ex-wife that is not only more-successful than he is, but she's a TV Soap star! Their son is confused, and on the verge of being an actor, himself.
The phone rings. Anthony LaPaglia's character begins a conversation with a woman claiming to be his mother (that died last year!). He meets this older woman whose friendship proves valuable as his world crumbles around him.
I haven't smoked in many years, but remind you that there are no "liberal" filming guidelines that that prohibit all the smokers from DOing what they DO.
Full of drama, pathos and laughs, "A Month of Sundays" is a wonderful film which anyone should enjoy.
My only criticism is that the many depictions of tobacco-drug use should have been left on the cutting-room floor. Thus, I give this otherwise fine film 1 less star than I normally would.
The action begins when Charley McCabe (Rod Steiger), the patriarch of the McCabe family, suffers a mild stroke while he's working as an announcer at a baseball park. At the hospital, they want him to stay; but Charley's not interested in that--he wants his freedom. When he walks out of the hospital, we see Rod Steiger doing a great job of acting. Once Charley is back at his home, the McCabe family wants him to return to the hospital but Charley won't go--he's off on a mission to find his missing son Tomas (Michael Paré). Charley eventually sneaks off into the night on his search even though he doesn't like being stuck with his granddaughter Biddie (Corina Marie) and his even younger grandson tagging along for the journey.
After meeting a few people where Tomas went to school and talking with a few people as they travel across the country, Charley and his grandchildren slowly but surely get clues about where Tomas may well be living. We also get scattered flashbacks about Tomas leaving the family all those years ago--and we find out why.
Does Charley find his son Tomas? What family secrets could have driven Tomas away in the first place? Will Tomas return with Charley and the grandkids to live with the rest of the family? No spoilers here, folks--please just watch the movie to find out!
The plot and the script leave a lot to be desired; and I found that to enjoy this movie you have to suspend belief--a lot, and quite frequently, too. This bothers me. What's more, they all use their own cell phones--except when they REALLY could have used their cell phones after a car crash, for example. That's tough to believe. In addition, what information they found on Tomas could easily have been found on the Internet or by simply telephoning the people who knew Tomas instead of traveling great distances with only the hope that they might gather a few shreds of information. Ay!
There is great cinematography, however, in the scenes where they look for Tomas in the countryside. The vistas are marvelous.
Overall, this movie is great for fans of Rod Steiger; and if you like very light drama this will help you pass some time. Unfortunately, unless you're a fan of Rod Steiger, this can only help you pass the time. That's a real disappointment; and I will take off two and one-half stars for this. The poorly written script doesn't allow the actors to truly shine and the plot is scarcely believable in many places. Humph!
Two and one-half stars.