LIFE’S BEST JOURNEYS TAKE YOU HOME.
Margaret and Patrick Singer (Susan Sarandon, Sam Shepard) have decided to separate after raising seven sons, but when news comes that one of them might have died in the Middle East the family is reunited. In times of crisis you can rely on your family, but spending so much time with them can also bring out all the negativity that exists between various members. That’s what we learn from this unremarkable drama that treats all the expected troubles in predictable ways. It helps some, but not much, that Sarandon is very convincing as the matriarch.
1994-U.S. 98 min. Color. Directed by Robert Allan Ackerman. Cast: Susan Sarandon (Margaret Singer), Sam Shepard (Patrick Singer), Nick Stahl (Simon Singer), Marcia Gay Harden, Robert Sean Leonard, Sean Astin.
Trivia: River Phoenix was allegedly considered for the part that came to be played by Astin.