|Additional DVD options||Edition||Discs||
|New from||Used from|
|Watch Instantly with||Rent||Buy|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The way the Texas use to be. Amazing American Masterpice. Go see the church in Palmer, Texas. It's still standing! Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jerome Tikalsky
This movie parallels the life of Merle Haggard, one of my favorite country singers. Although this is not officially based on Merle's life, the similarities simply cannot be... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Raynocirous
Enjoyed the characters and their stories. Acting was good by the 2 main characters support ing actors somewhat weak. Read morePublished 2 months ago by maxed out
There are so few movies made about someone who was a past star and facing his problem and overcoming it.
Robert Duvall is his best here and it shows it.
This is for me one of the best movies ever. Robert Duvall is outstanding as always and Tess Harper does a great job as a single mom trying to make the ends meet. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C Rudisill