The Accidental Tourist
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Director Lawrence Kasdan and Frank Galati adapted their screenplay for The Accidental Tourist from Anne Tyler's novel. William Hurt plays Macon Leary, a well-known "travel advisor" headquartered in Baltimore. The tragic death of Leary's son causes him to withdraw from the world, which in turn prompts his wife (Kathleen Turner) to walk out on him. Recuperating from a broken leg, Leary moves in with his sister (Amy Wright) and brothers (Ed Begley Jr., David Ogden Stiers)-staid middle-aged intellectuals all. Discipline problems with his dead son's dog lead Leary to hire… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film tries so hard to be funny, but ends up feeling like a rejected Woody ALlen script idea."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"A genuinely beautiful and human story out of the Hollywood mills. Subtly amazing work from all concerned."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, ÜberCiné
"Hurt and Davis at their peaks in a touching, well-crafted drama"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"'O Turista Acidental' não é empolgante, não tem cenas marcantes e não nos apresenta personagens particularmente carismáticos. E, no entanto, é um filme muito bom."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A mature, well-made film for teens and adults."
‑ Randy White, Common Sense Media
"This is a warm movie told in the temperature of almost-recognizable life; it's a believable love story, joked up a bit but not too much."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Stiff and boring, with only Davis giving it a burst of life."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"A romantic comedy that offers an engaging look at the many meanings of love and change in the lives of a travel guidebook writer and a dog trainer."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Kasdan's film lacks the spirit of Tyler's novel; he seems to be the wrong director to translate the author's affectionate and humorous treatment of the characters. Fortunately, Geena Davis as the eccentric dog-walker elevates the otherwise morose mood."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Beautifully-acted comedy-drama that doesn't overdose on its quirks."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Literate and engaging, loaded with great actors, and (surprisingly) also rather funny."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Hurt is the virtuoso, rising above the Lawrence Kasdan histrionics and some loose acting."
‑ Christopher Null,
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