March 25

Ordinary People

Posted by lori . 1 Comment

Ordinary People was Robert Redford’s directorial debut.  It is a story of how a family adjusts to tragedy, and it is a taut yet sensitive portrayal of suppressed emotion and the masks we wear.  It deals with an extreme circumstance, but the uncomfortable family dynamics will be familiar to almost anyone with a family.  The film is simple yet complex…like families of ordinary people.  Ordinary People won the Academy Award in 1980 for Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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