Ordinary People (#71) (#165)

I loved this. Granted, I have a long standing deep love for Timothy Hutton so a lot of the work was already done for me, but the level to which I was truly affected by his performance is due to the movie itself more than my own bias. While there’s something rather wooden about the film and all of the performances - yes, even Tim’s - and it is slow, I really loved the way things slowly unfolded. I wasn’t particularly wowed by Robert Redford’s direction - not enough to give him the Best Director Oscar at any rate - but I really enjoyed the film as a whole. Yes, it’s a little dated, but the story is beautiful and honest and I wept through a good half of it (which is no easy feat).