Review Date: March 08, 1999
Director: Ulu Grossbard
Writer: Stephen Schiff
Producers: Michelle Pfeiffer, Kate Guinzberg
I also found the missing kid to be lacking much of the conviction needed for his complex role. His character always seemed indifferent and emotionless, and whether or not that was the actor's fault or that of the screenwriter, I didn't quite find his full-circle plight all that believable. Having said that, Jonathan Jackson playing the older brother was super in his role, and Treat Williams, well, Treat Williams continues his artistic trek to restore some much-needed legitimacy to his acting career. Mrs. JoBlo enjoyed this film much more than I did, but I suppose that was to be quite expected, considering the subject matter of the picture. All in all, I didn't think it was a bad movie, but did wonder about its need for giant screen presentation. The TV tube and a Sunday night would have been fine. All in all, it is Pfeiffer and Jackson that give this movie some worth, with the story never running into major boring moments (or any exciting ones for that matter), and qualifying this movie as a worthy candidate for a video rental. You might even want to check it out in the theatres, if you've been feeling sensitive of late, and want a good cry. That, or if you're really intrigued by its premise.