Handsome Harry (2009)

 

Starring:  Jamey Sheridan, Steve Buscemi, Aidan Quinn, Campbell Scott, John Savage, Titus Wellier, Karen Young, Bill Sage

 

Harry (Jamey Sheridan), a well liked, long divorced middle aged man takes off suddenly for Philadelphia to visit Tom (Steve Buscemi), a dying Navy buddy.  “We became men together,” Tom reminisces in his hospital bed - rites of passage that torment Harry, who continues to seek out friends from the service to assuage his guilt over a heinous act of betrayal and cruelty.  Each visit serves as a set piece for the pathologies of white mid-life manhood, entitlement, repression, rage, self-pity. Gordon films every encounter with a hesitant empathy, maintaining just the right tone before Harry’s lushly romantic final reunion.

“Deeply moving. Top-notch performances and astute direction"  

                                                             - David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“Stunning! Gordon’s way with screen storytelling is as impeccable as ever.”

                                                                                                       - Kevin Thomas, LA Times

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