In this comedy two adults have three children. As time goes by the three children grow older and move out, the parents also separate. Now 22 years later the kids return and the father tells them that he is dying. However, the kids haven't forgiven their father for neglecting them. They then try to forgive and forget as they try to make amends.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer
When the self-centered patriarch of a long estranged family of former child prodigies announces he is terminally ill, the clan is dragged back together by his wish to make things right. Hackman is deliciously wonderful as the deluded, mendacious, but well-meaning father. Paltrow acts very much against type as a near-catatonic former playwright. Stiller plays the angry, widowed business whiz and Luke Wilson is the burned-out tennis star weighted down by a tremendous secret. Real-life brother Owen Wilson (who coauthored the screenplay with director Wes Anderson and incidentally appears with Hackman in "Behind Enemy Lines") plays the boy from across the street who always wanted to be a Tanenbaum and has turned out to be a lousy cowboy novelist. Rounding out the cast are Huston as the classy mother of the brood and Glover as her patient accountant-suitor. Alec Baldwin provides unobtrusive narration. The story is offbeat, very much in the spirit of Anderson and the Wilsons' previous projects ("Bottle Rocket" and "Rushmore"), but with more color and depth. Hackman truly is magnificent, and the rest of the cast seems to have had a lot of fun.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus