The Hero

The Hero

DVD - 2017
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"An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality"--From www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: FIC Hero
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.

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javachix
Dec 16, 2017

I love Sam Elliott. I did not like this move. It was a slice of life film. No start, no ending, lots of pointless noise in the middle. Did not care for any of the characters, all unlikable. Its one of those films, that after you watch, you say to yourself " Well, there's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back."

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hammer59
Dec 11, 2017

Dull, slow, and sad. A huge disappointment.

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graybear1
Nov 29, 2017

Sam Elliot is always watchable, even if the material is not. The story itself we've seen many times and with a different actor may have been a complete bomb. But... there's something mesmerizing about Sam Elliot (and not just the 'stach!)

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tequila2010
Nov 20, 2017

I'm a big Sam Elliott fan. Usually westerns or action movies are what I go for. Take the fact that he has a woman interested in him that us very much younger than he is, I thought he did an epic job in this show as it shows a man struggling with his mortality and a life he thinks has added up to nothing. The most moving scene was when he was in trying out for the movie and he couldn't get through the dialogue because of his relationship with his daughter. He was excellent there. And also when she did her stand up comedy routine and he listened and then walked out. It was thought provoking in that it made me feel how hurt I would have felt . . . and embarrassed. Now that I've given it all away, have fun watching it . . . or not.

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blue_bat_2047
Nov 17, 2017

yo this was nice

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LauraSteinert
Oct 28, 2017

Slow. Confusing. Another vanity piece for 70+ year old men who dream of twenty-something women throwing themselves (at least their naked bodies) at old men. There really is no meaning to the story line except that alcoholic, drug abusing narcissists can get cancer, too.

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pun_nisher
Oct 26, 2017

All throughout this movie I kept looking for some meaning, something to tie it together.

At the end I finally realized his speech was the whole point.

Anyone who can sit through this without walking out, turning it off or falling asleep deserve a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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karmafarmer
Oct 23, 2017

Feels like it was made from a short story, the last chapter of a man's life that, we can imagine, sometimes parallels the star (Elliot) in real life- his real wife playing his ex. Kudos to Laura Prepon (That 70's Show) for giving credence to their relationship. I can't imagine too many others her age being as convincing. Small film that gives hope, if not just fantasy, to the silver haired men In the audience ;)

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tuff
Oct 17, 2017

Totally worthless story . Would have rather watched Sam in a western as this is not his type of movie.

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BeausPerson
Oct 12, 2017

Fear and disappointment have the Hero's character stuck until a health issue and young woman help snap him out of it.

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rbinuya
Sep 02, 2017

rbinuya thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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