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Ordinary People (1980)

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Starring (View all)
Donald Sutherland Donald Sutherland
Calvin Jarrett
Mary Tyler Moore Mary Tyler Moore
Beth Jarrett
Judd Hirsch Judd Hirsch
Doctor Berger
M. Emmet Walsh M. Emmet Walsh
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Elizabeth McGovern Elizabeth McGovern
Jeannine Pratt
Dinah Manoff Dinah Manoff
Karen
Fredric Lehne Fredric Lehne
Joe Lazenby


Written by (View all)
Judith Guest Judith Guest
(novel)
Alvin Sargent Alvin Sargent
(screenplay)


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Ordinary People

10 years ago at Mar 27 21:16
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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

8 years, 10 months ago at Jun 9 10:21
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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: 19 September 1980
UPC: 097360896442
Tags: Drama (16), Suicide (8), Dysfunctional Family (8), Teen (6), Coming Of Age (6), Marriage (6), 1980s (6), Illinois (6), 1980 (6), Family (5), Tragedy (5), Based On Novel (5), Suburbia (5), Grief (5), Love (4), Bowling (4), Dream Sequence (4), Flashback Sequence (4), Play (4), Restaurant (4)
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" Based on the novel, by Judith Crist, Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together. The film was a box-office success, grossing $54 million in the United States and Canada, and approxim"


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