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Tender Mercies

Directed by Bruce Beresford. US. 1983. PG. 92 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Sun., September 10, 2017
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September 10, 2017
2:00 pm

Winner of the 1984 Academy Awards for Best Actor (Robert Duvall) and Best Screenplay (Horton Foote), Tender Mercies is a quiet, gentle film about finding happiness in unhappy times. Duvall stars as country singer Mac Sledge, a recovering alcoholic who decides to put his life on the right track after befriending a young widow (Tess Harper) and her lonely son (Allan Hubbard). Spotlighting several remarkable performances and highlighted by a selection of country standards (and a couple of original tunes written and performed by Duvall), Tender Mercies is touching drama that will stay with you long after the credits.