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