37 Ratings

The Homecoming

directed by Peter Hall
United States, 1973


Michael Jayston brings his wife Vivien Merchant home to visit his long-estranged family. Jayston’s father Paul Rogers is a washout, his uncle Cyril Cusack is on the edge of senility, and his brothers Ian Holm and Terence Rigby are, respectively, a slimy pimp and a brutish boxer.

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  • T. J. Harman's rating of the film The Homecoming

    Like Dreyer's Gertrud, a great example of a filmed play still managing to be cinematic (thanks to David Watkin's dp work likely). The cast is uniformly amazing in this dark story pregnant with history, pain and meaning one doesn't always understand. Pinter's dialogue is wonderful in getting at how people accidently reveal themselves while rambling on about something else of little technical importance.

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