Second Best
Second Best (1994)

Actor William Hurt delivers one of his most acclaimed performances in this drama from Oscar-winning cinematographer-turned-director Chris Menges. Hurt stars as Graham Holt, a repressed Welsh postmaster who lives a reclusive bachelor's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 1, 1994
DVD Release Date: March 21, 1995
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Douglas Pratt

William Hurt portrays an unmarried Welsh postmaster who decides to adopt a child after his own parents pass away. Both he and the boy he is assigned have psychological scars, and the gradual revelation of these inner pains is what fuels the plot, but the

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
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Zeroes in on the tense but potentially rewarding relationships between fathers and sons.

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Cynthia S.
Really good movie. I am actually surprised that it is from 1994, and I have never seen it before. Where have they been hiding this wonderful film? William Hurt… More
John Ballantine
Very strong performance from Hurt and one of the most poignant depictions of a father-child relationship.