Men Don't Leave
Men Don't Leave (1990)

Weighed down by her late husband's debts, widow Beth Macauley (Jessica Lange) is compelled to sell her home and move to a less costly locale. She relocates in Baltimore with her resentful sons Chris (Chris O'Donnell) and Matt… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 15, 1990
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Clint Morris

Performances to die for


O'Donnell impresses but, surprisingly enough, Lange drags things down to a place where only a formula finish can end things without the audience throwing fruit.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Watching the suffering, growth, and personal renewal of these likeable characters we gain a fresh perspective on our primal feelings about the family circle.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

One of the most unjustly underappreciated films of the 1990s; wonderfully acted

Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Unexpectedly vivid; great work by Lange and Cusack.

David Poland
Hot Button

A minor note classic

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If you like family drama, watch 'Men Don't Leave'. A family is thrown into turmoil when the husband dies unexpectedly. In an effort to deal… More