- General info
John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, Monica (Gabby Velis), in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago. John's father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), a headstrong man from a bygone era, lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. Willis is in the early stages of dementia, making running the farm on his own increasingly difficult, so John brings him to stay at his California home so that he and his sister Sarah (Laura Linney) might help him find a place near them to relocate to. Unfortunately, their best intentions ultimately run up against Willis's adamant refusal to change his way of life in the slightest.
- Sverrir Gudnason, Lance Henriksen, Terry Chen, Hannah Gross, Carina Battrick, Ava Kozelj, Laura Linney, Gabby Velis, Bracken Burns, Liam Crescitelli, Luca Crescitelli, Grady McKenzie, Etienne Kellici, William Healy, Viggo Mortensen, Ella Jonas Farlinger, Piers Bijvoet, David Cronenberg, Paul Gross, Henry Mortensen
- Viggo Mortensen
- Viggo Mortensen, Daniel Bekerman, Chris Curling
- Viggo Mortensen
- Modern Films
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 108 minutes
- English Audio Description, English Dolby Digital 5.1
- English Hard of Hearing
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Widescreen 2.35:1
- Deleted Scene
- Interview with Viggo Mortensen Presented by Nowness
- Sundance 2020 Awards Ceremony Video Featuring Skating Polly Live Performance
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Great acting and fairly moving
- Falling review by TH
The plot is fairly straight forward. It's mostly a father and son story dealing with an angry and abusive father diagnosed with dementia.
It can be a hard watch and isnt the most uplifting of films but it showcases a great performance from Henriksen as the angry stuck in his own way bitter old man and Mortensen who feels unable to let go of helping his dad despite the constant hostility.
Only through the flash backs do you see any sense of care. This film like real life provides very little answers to why people become this way.
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Not sure this story was worth telling
- Falling review by GP
Obnoxious young man becomes an obnoxious, senile old man. Purely observational with the history provided giving us no explanations for either. Not sure why the film was made
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