Top positive review
3 people found this helpful
Tender Mercies dosn't begin to describe this memorable love story.
on April 2, 2015
This wonderful drama from years ago is hypnotic and totally unpredictable. I identified to a meanngful level with Duvall's character, who has his share of honest though sometimes very stressful feelings throughout the film. You almost feel that this is more than a movie because there's overt and subtle human events and behavior from one moment to the next. The young son of Tess Harper's character is charming as he learns to love and trust the male lead, and I think could be appropriate for anyone over 12, depending on the maturity level. The Ellen Barkin portrayal is very sensitive.