What They Had (review)

What They Had (review)
What They Had (review)
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Two adult siblings (Hilary Swank & Michael Shannon) grapple with convincing their father (Robert Forster) that their mother (Blythe Danner) needs to go into a memory care facility. This could have been intensely melodramatic, but turns out to be a sweet story of enduring love, sprinkled with plenty of discordant family drama. Writer/director Elizabeth Chomko has penned a sensitive, smart script, while eliciting outstanding performances from her cast, especially Shannon (compellingly frustrated) and Danner (beautifully sad and charming). This increasingly common issue is beautifully crafted into an intelligent, quietly poignant drama. (Criterion Cinemas only)

 

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