Sunday, December 28, 2014

Children of a Lesser God (1986)

Director: Randa Haines. Cast: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie. 119 min. Rated R. Drama/Romance.

Kind instructor (who can hear) falls in love with mysterious but angry hearing-school janitor (who cannot hear). He tells her 'I love you' a hundred times, but she cannot hear. Just kidding. This type of cliche romance story-telling must have been so recognized and commonplace in the 80s, it earned its female side, Marlee Matlin, an Oscar in a Leading Role - but romance movies have become so advanced today (here and here), watching such slow-paced films takes an effort. Still, it works if you're nostalgic for the 80s.

PS: Wow - three William Hurt movies in one week.

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