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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Marvin's Room by Jerry Zaks, 1996 (PG-13)

with Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady, It's Complicated, Julie and Julia, Kramer Vs. Kramer), Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar, Titanic, Shutter Island), Diane Keaton (Morning Glory), Robert De Niro (Killer Elite, Limitless, Jackie Brown)...

"A man who had a stroke 17 years ago is left incapacitated and bed-ridden. He has been cared for by his daughter Bessie, and totally ignored by his other daughter, Lee, who moved to Ohio with her husband 20 years ago and has never contacted her family. Now, however, Bessie's doctor has informed her that she has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant and she turns to her sister for help. Lee, in turn, turns to her son Hank , who has been committed to a mental asylum for setting fire to his mother's house. When Lee finds that she may have to take over her father's care, she at first begins shopping around for nursing homes. Eventually, the sisters grow close to one another, their father Marvin, and Lee's son." Wiki

A very interesting movie about what the conventions are, and how you face them in a family context where death and illness is omnipresent.
It is also amazing to see two monsters like Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep in the same movie. The surprise was also to watch Meryl Streep rough and young after having seen her in "The Iron Lady" and "Julie and Julia".


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