Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sommersby - Richard Gere & Jodie Foster

This is a great movie. If you haven't seen it, watch it. If you have a streaming service and haven't seen it in years watch it. The dynamic tension between Gere and Foster is incredible. Bill Pullman, (American President in Independence Day), adds a great supporting role. And James Earl Jones as a judge in a white courtroom in 1863 was a fantastic touch.

Foster's husband and Gere spent years in a civil war cell and Gere knew every aspect of her life and was able to fit into the role of Jack Sommersby, Foster's husband. Improbable, but they played it well.

Is it family friendly? You will see less skin than a family friendly beach, in fact a lot less. It is much more implied violence, than squirting blood or whatever. And the movie has an important message. Our Western culture values security and comfort above all else, but sometimes you have to make the hard choice.

Would I watch it again. Certainly, I like to space this one out every five years or so, then I do not remember all the details.

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