Samantha Goodman (Kate Greenhouse) is a psychiatrist at the local looney bin. But she's harboring a secret: A monster brain tumor that doesn't look so good. Shortly after the revelation she heads out for a weekend with her husband (Gordon Currie) and her sister (Iris Graham) -- an odd trio, and one that just gets stranger as their first evening wears on. Soon Samantha is starting to hallucinate, thanks to that tumor. And so we're left to wonder how much of what transpires is real.
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Believe it or not, Disney's watery version of the classic play and true story is not as bad as you'd think. While Eisenberg grates, at least she doesn't get to speak. Alison Elliott, so memorable in films like The Wings of the Dove, plays the titular worker of miracles Annie Sullivan as angry and almost mean, but in the end she is called upon to carry the picture, and she mostly does. David Strathairn's turn as Captain Keller (also angry and mean) is forgettable, but it's the small performance by Lucas Black (All the Pretty Horses) as Helen's brother that is actually the best part of the movie.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.