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The Hero

Country: USA
Language: English
Director: Brett Haley
Runtime: 93 minutes
Rating: PG
Saturday, November 04, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 05, 1:30pm

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Approaching 72, our ‘hero’, Hayden, is given some terminally awful news, giving the ol’ coot some pause to ponder a stalled career and failed family life. A December-May romance gets the ball rolling as he sets out to make some changes. This is a lovely paced rumination on the very complicated topic of existence, with a wonderful, understated and vulnerable performance from Sam Elliott, Hollywood’s new leading man. Warning: guns are drawn and poetry is read.

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