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Ordinary People
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Judd Hirsch Judd Hirsch
M. Emmet Walsh M. Emmet Walsh
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Ordinary People

3 years ago at Mar 27 21:16
I still don’t think that Ordinary People deserved a few of its Oscar wins over Raging Bull, but it’s easy to see why this film was so beloved by voters. It’s not as boundary pushing as Scorsese’s character portrait, but it tells a simple, yet devastating, story of a well-to-do family disintegrating after the death of their oldest son. As an upper-class couple more concerned with appearance... read more

A very good movie

1 year, 9 months ago at Jun 9 10:21
It has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should probably re-watch it at some point. Honestly, I always found it rather difficult to judge this movie. Indeed, back in those days, the best movie released at that time was obviously ‘Raging Bull’ so the fact that this movie eventually won the Best Picture Academy Award was always quite controversial. And, yet, I still think it is ac... read more
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Description: With the pain from the death of their older son still fresh, Calvin and Beth try to help their remaining son, Conrad, recover from a suicide attempt. Overcome with guilt and grief related ... Full Descriptionto his brother's death, Conrad tries to return to the life of a normal high school student but finds it difficult, with memories of his brother surrounding him and the coldness his mother exhibits almost unbearable. Devastated by the loss of their older son, well-to-do suburban couple Calvin (Donald Sutherland) and Beth (Mary Tyler Moore) are trying to rebuild their lives after their younger son, Conrad (Timothy Hutton ... (more)
Release date: 26 February 1981
UPC: 097360896442
Tags: Drama (16), Dysfunctional Family (8), Suicide (8), 1980 (6), Coming Of Age (6), Marriage (6), Teen (6), Illinois (6), Tragedy (5), Grief (5), Suburbia (5), Family (5), 1980s (5), Based On Novel (5), Middle Class (4), Flashback Sequence (4), Dream Sequence (4), Love (4), Restaurant (4), Play (4)
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"1980! Winner: Timothy Hutton! Nominees: Judd Hirsch - Ordinary People as Dr. Tyrone C. Berger Anthony Hopkins - The Elephant Man as Frederick Treves Joe Pesci - Raging Bull as Joey LaMotta Jason Robards - Melvin and Howard as Howard Hughes"

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