D: Peter Weir
Warner Bros./Spring Creek (Mark Rosenberg & Paula Weinstein)
USA 🇺🇸 1993
W: Rafael Yglesias [based on his novel]
DP: Allen Davieu & Tom Cannole
Ed: William Anderson, Armen Minasian & Lee Smith
Mus: Maurice Jarre
Jeff Bridges (Max Klein), Isabella Rossellini (Laura Klein), Rosie Perez (Carla Rodrigo), Tom Hulce (Brillstein), John Turturro (Bill Perlman), Benicio Del Toro (Manny Rodrigo)
A strange and unique human interest drama from director Peter Weir, held together and given credibility by it's performances.
Jeff Bridges is one of a handful of survivors from a plane crash. In the weeks that follow the terrible event he faces his own fears (heights, allergies) and tests his own mortality. He also finds friendship with a woman whose child died in the accident when his family fail to understand what he's going through.
As good as the performances are, the film only brushes over the periphery of a person's state of mind following a near-death experience in favour of some new age mystisism which doesn't answer the issues that it raises.