#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Estranged since their father’s first stroke some 17 years earlier, Lee and Bessie lead separate lives in separate states. Lee’s son, Hank, finds himself committed to a mental institution after setting fire to his mother’s house. His younger brother, Charlie, seems unfazed by his brother’s eccentricities or his mother’s seeming disinterest. When Lee comes to the asylum to spring Hank for a week in Florida so that he can be tested as a possible bone marrow donor for Bessie, Hank is incredulous. “I didn’t even know you had a sister,” he says. “Remember, every Christmas, when I used to say ‘Well, looks like Aunt Bessie didn’t send us a card again this year?'” “Oh yeah,” Hank says. Meanwhile, Marvin, the two women’s bedridden father, has “been dying for the past twenty years.” “He’s doing it real slow so I don’t miss anything,” Bessie tells Dr. Wally. In Bessie’s regular doctor’s absence, it has fallen to Dr. Wally to inform Bessie that she has leukemia and will die without a bone marrow transplant. This precipitates the two sisters uneasy reunion. In Marvin’s room, Bessie cares for her father’s every need. In Lee’s eyes, the sacrifice Bessie has made is too great and realizing the old man’s welfare will fall to her if Bessie dies, Lee’s first instinct is to look for a nursing home. “In a few month’s, I’ll have my cosmotology degree,” she says. “My life is just coming together; I’m not going to give it all up, now!” As first Lee is tested and then the boys for the compatibility of their marrow with Bessie’s, the women take stock of their lives and rediscover the meaning of “family.”
Plot: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
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Marvin’s room turned out to be a brilliant movie assisted well by a great performance by some veteran actors like Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro ( although he wasn’t the center of attraction as he was the doctor ).
Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton are two sisters who have estranged each other for 20 years and Diane calls upon her sister to take care of their father as she herself realized that she was suffering from Leukemia. Leonardo portrays the character of Hank who does not get along with his mother Meryl on account of her abusive behaviour. Diane Keaton wants Meryl to take care of her Aunt Roth and their father when she would be gone. Meryl portrays a mean woman who is afraid of responsibilities and is troubled by the deliberate acts of her son Hank (Leo). The movie is a beautiful depiction of how Meryl Streep decides to eventually aid her dying sister by stepping into her shoes and taking enough pluck to set things right between herself and Hank.
Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep acted exceptionally well not to forget Leo. Altogether their performance was brilliant. I was touched by the movie. I’d rate it a 7 on 10. It was certainly one of the finest flicks that I’ve watched.
Battle of the Oscar Winners.
There is going to be subtle debate for years as to which leading lady steals this film-Golden Globe Nominee Meryl Streep or Oscar Nominee Diane Keaton, playing unlikely sisters reunited after a long estrangement when Keaton discovers that she has leukemia and may need bone marrow. Streep vanished years before in order to prevent herself from being trapped by taking care of their ailing dad (Hume Cronyn), now bedridden, and suffering from all sorts of malady’s including obvious dementia. All he does is groan and mumble, making this a very difficult role to watch the beloved Broadway veteran play.
Cronyn’s “Cocoon” co-star, Broadway musical diva Gwen Verdon, steals every moment in which she is on screen as his equally ailing sister who has a mechanism implanted in her hip which causes the garage door to either open or close every time she twists it. She’s a soap addict who wears a fur and tiara to the wedding of her two favorite characters, played by “All My Children’s” Kelly Ripa and John Callahan. Ironically, “All My Children” was the only soap on which Verdon ever appeared. Streep’s youngest kid, a bespeckled geek, shows an eerie talent for applying make-up as he prepares Verdon for “the wedding” with subtle hints of what he will grow up to be.
The oldest son, Leonardo DiCaprio, obviously despises his mother, and probably for good reason. Streep plays one of her most unsympathetic characters, and at times, doesn’t fully seem comfortable playing this role. Even though she’s a cosmetology student and very capable as to what she does, she’s far too messed up emotionally to always look so physically well put together. Of course, the character is hiding behind a facade of bitterness, so as Streep pulls away these layers, the character becomes a bit more tolerable even though she’s often inconsistent.
Getting away from the “La Dee Da” attitudes she’s inhibited in most of the roles she’s played since “Annie Hall”, Diane Keaton for me make the film pull out its heart. She has given up her own life and romantic possibilities in order to take care of the pathetic Cronyn (who by the way they talk about him should have died years ago) and the dizzy Verdon, and it is obvious from the time she meets the troubled pyromaniac DiCaprio she wants to make up for lost time in getting to know her nephew. When he angrily smacks her hand away from his face during a light caress, you can see her invisible tears flowing, and it is heartbreaking. However, joy takes over when they bond with a wild ride on the beach, and even the lost child DiCaprio plays seems to return to humanity as his heart opens to the aunt he hadn’t met until recently.
DiCaprio is a tough nut to crack here, showing an iron shield for long periods of time interrupted by the bleeding little boy inside, not understanding the resentments of his maternal family and aching for his unseen father, a race car driver who abandoned his mother years before. So while this is a very tough film to like, especially when it interrupts the family drama with the presence of the befuddled doctor played by Robert DeNiro, and his idiotic brother (Dan Heydara) who works as his receptionist (after the regular receptionists resigns simply by typing a note which says “I Quit!”), there’s some truth in its dissection of the fall of families over the past few decades and how dysfunctions of earlier generations can carry on to the next.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Director Jerry Zaks
Writer Scott McPherson (play), Scott McPherson (screenplay)
Actors Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations.
Production Company Scott Rudin Productions, Tribeca Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada (prints), DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (dailies)
Film Length 2,692 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm