Robert Redford’s directorial debut

Ordinary People (1980, Robert Redford), starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton & Judd Hirsch.
A suicidal crisis that proved to be too much for these ordinary people living in Forest Lake, Illinois.
The film is very mature for a directorial debut with its upsetting patient secrets & a pleasurable slow pace combined with a collection of amazing performances. A pertinent reference to Jude the Obscure makes the story all the more bitter.

However, this is a film that beat “Raging Bull” for Best Picture, undeserving for some, but it’s still a masterpiece nonetheless. A must-see!

© Robert Redford directing Timothy Hutton in “Ordinary People” (1980)

© Donald Sutherland in “Ordinary People” (1980)

© Judd Hirsch, “Ordinary People” (1980)

© Mary Tyler Moore & Timothy Hutton, “Ordinary People” (1980)

© Robert Redford directs Mary Tyler Moore in “Ordinary People” (1980)

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Hanin aka Kinofrau: 27 and counting, Ph.D in Film Theory & Art History in progress, from the Middle-(B)east, a specter that haunts Europe, equal-opportunity offender.

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