1973. Suburban Connecticut. While Nixon's impeachment hearings blast from the TV, the wayward Hood and Carver families try to navigate a Thanksgiving break simmering with unspoken resentments, sexual experimentation, and cultural confusion. With crystalline clarity, characteristic subtlety, and even a dose of wicked humor, director Ang Lee adapts Rick Moody's acclaimed novel of American malaise into a trenchant, tragic portrait of lost souls. Featuring a cast of tremendously talented adults (Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, and Sigourney Weaver) and kids (Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, and Elijah Wood), this film is one of the finest films of the 90s.
Tobey Maguire,Allison Janney,Christina Ricci,Joan Allen,Kevin Kline,Sigourney Weaver
Sexual experimentation, the decay of norms, and a loss of sensitivity in the early Seventies bring about malaise, and ultimately, tragedy in a young nuclear family. Heartfelt performances and precise direction bring this detailed period piece to life.