After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla Rodrigo, who is racked with grief and guilt since her baby died in the crash which she and Max survived.
Known for making moody, complex dramas that often focus on the emotional struggles of men caught up in social change and/or upheaval, Australian director Peter Weir is regarded as one of the most solid directors in both his native country and in Hollywood. His many accomplishments include making vehicles that promoted such stars as Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Robin Williams, and Jim Carrey into the realm of “serious” acting, something that further established Weir as one of the foremost interpreters of the inner lives of men.
The son of a real estate agent, Weir was born in Sydney on August 21, 1944. After giving his father’s business a try, he spent time traveling around Europe. Upon his return to Australia, Weir secured a job with the Commonwealth Film Unit, where he learned his craft on the sets of documentaries and educational films. He made his directorial debut in 1971 with Three to Go, an effort that went largely unnoticed by audiences and critics alike. His next feature… read more
2 1/2 out of 5 stars. Great premise with dull acting. I got a tad misty even if it was badly dated. Things went to hell once Jeff Bridges became the wacky Why Not guy buying Christmas presents for his dead dad & smashing his car into a wall and a lot of things (like the kid hanging at his house constantly) didn't get fleshed out. Young Benicio Del Toro was great though. Not a total waste, just don't expect much.
cool premise, terrible execution. slow, meandering, boring (and I LOVE slow meandering flicks) Fuck rosie perez is so annoying in this film