The Designated Mourner
The Designated Mourner (1997)

In a country ruled by an oppressive government, Jack is a designated mourner -- a member of a large family, chosen to grieve over the last dying member of the group. His friend Jack is a free-spirited poet. As the film progresses, more… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 2, 1997
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2000
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Gonsalves

Has a way of hiding in a dark corner of your memory, and popping out when you least expect it.

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Steve Rhodes
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With only one viewing, understanding it, and more importantly caring about it, becomes a challenge. Whether the material is worth the effort is problematic.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Shawn's play never becomes a movie.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Culture lovers will relish this film's rigorous examination of class warfare and the dire effects of both ivory tower intellectualism and political repression.

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