Thursday, January 25, 2007

Home from the Hill

They don't often make these sprawling melodramatic epics any more. Maybe Titanic was the last successful one. At any rate, Robert Mitchum shines as the philandering patriarch in this dysfunctional family where a legitimate son and illegitimate son find separate redemptions from Mitchum's lousy upbringing. This is like several seasons of Dallas all rolled into one movie. Films like this definitely have a place.

No comments: