Unstrung Heroes
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Diane Keaton made her directorial debut with this drama, adapted from the autobiographical novel of sportswriter Franz Lidz. Lidz's story was set in his New York childhood and told of how living with his four eccentric uncles helped him overcome his grief at the death of his beloved mother. The movie is set in southern California and the four uncles from the novel have been whittled down to two. Lidz was christened Steven (Nathan Watt) and he is raised by the luminous Selma (Andie McDowell) and Sid (John Turturro), his father. When Selma is taken ill, Sid keeps Steven and his sister out of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

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"Quietly moving story of a boy dealing with loss."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A very touching film that features great performances all around. This is the type of movie you'll watch and wonder why you've never heard more about it."
‑ Larry Carroll, Countingdown.com
"Shows how misfits can be necessary spiritual teachers for youth coming-of-age."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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