Graced with fine performances and commendably biting off more than it can ever hope to chew, The Prince Of Tides is a rare slice of romantic moviemaking for all those grown-ups feeling ignored since Kramer Vs. Kramer last rattled their value systems.
The only issue I have with this film purchase is that it had no English subtitles and I am hard of hearing so I had to turn it way up to understand and still missed some of what was said. The only way I could get this film was to site to store it but it was a mess as usual when I have to do that. They were late, I was supposed to be able to get it on a Monday but got it on a Wednesday. Then the day I picked it up I got an e-mail that night saying my order had been delayed and would arrive Friday but it was Wednesday and I had already watched it so they see, to never be organized and know what is going on and it gets frustrating. I have only used site to store about three times in my life and it is frustrating and messed up every time.
Mr. Irving remains a disturbingly facile spinner of yarns in which the most sordid facts of life are glossed over into comfortably didactic homilies about the innate goodness of people. Yet, I was somehow moved...
Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in adjusting the sound track to hear the actor dialog without director comments at the same time. Wal-mart replaced the disc, however, the second disc experienced the same problem. Too bad because The Cider House Rules is a very good movie.