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Ordinary People
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(201 ratings)
7.9 IMDB rating

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Judd Hirsch

Judd Hirsch

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M. Emmet Walsh

M. Emmet Walsh

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Alvin Sargent

Alvin Sargent

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Ordinary People

8 months, 4 weeks 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
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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 memor ... (more)
Release date: 27 February 1981
UPC: 097360896442
Drama (14), Suicide (8), Dysfunctional Family (7), Coming Of Age (6), Marriage (6), Teen (6), Illinois (6), Suburbia (5), Family (5), Based On Novel (5), Tragedy (5), Grief (5), 1980s (4), Middle Class (4), Flashback Sequence (4), Dream Sequence (4), 1980 (4), Restaurant (4), Play (4), Love (4)
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" Directed by Robert Redford Starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Taylor Moore, Timothy Hutton, Judd Hirsch, M. Emmet Walsh, Elizabeth McGovern, Dinah Manoff, James Sikking, Micheal T. Weiss, Basil Hoffman, Quinn K. Redeker, Mariclair Costello, Meg Mundy, Elizabeth Hubbard, Adam Baldwin, and Fredric Lehne "


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" DVD- 2hrs. 4min. First Viewing After seeing it, I really don't understand all the hate. Maybe Raging Bull was better, maybe it wasn't, it really doesn't matter. Overall, this is a worthy Oscar winner featuring a great cast, solid writing, and subtle direction."


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Ordinary People

“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 appearances than properly displaying emotions, Ordinary People sees this family flailing about trying to kept it together, deal with the past, and move on from it.

The film mostly follows the exploits of the teenaged son, Conrad (Timothy Hutton, in his debut film role), as he returns home from an extended stay in a mental institution. Conrad is living under a dark cloud of guilt and is begging his” read more

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