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There are four goofs when the Hillermans have dinner with Andy. With the line, "Eugene would be sitting here," position of Andy's right hand changes, plus he gains a fork. When Andy says, "if the rabbit hadn't stopped," the fork jumps from Andy's right to left hand. At the line, "maybe he's just like a woman," Andy's hand shifts from motioning with the fork to an eating position. And when arguing about leaving the house, Andy's hands change positions. See more »
I think what yer askin' is will I give you a shotgun.
You got a few.
Yeah. But I've had them guns a long time. And if I give one away I wouldn't see it no more. And I wouldn't see the fellow I give it to, either. Now it might be I can get along without one of my shotguns, but I don't want to loose a grandson. I wouldn't have none left... Say, you ever thought about being a millionaire.
You might give that some thought.
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One ending to this movie had the boy reuniting with his father by quietly slipping up next to him at the county fair, another ending had the boy reunited with his parents when they found him distraught by the loud banging of fireworks at the county fair, reminding him of the death of his brother. See more »
a quiet, realistic, well acted and written family drama
I had seen this film way back in the 80's and had nearly forgotten it when I noticed it was on tv again and watched it. I remembered having liked this little sleeper when I first saw it, and I liked it even better on second viewing.
All of the actors, especially Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Wilfred Brimley, Frederic Forrest, and Jason Presson (as the twelve-year-old boy who feels responsible for the accidental shooting death of his older brother), are superb. The film has a very genuine feel to it--an understated, quiet, deeply moving story of a family aching with grief. The dialogue is sparse but telling, and the nonverbal acting is outstanding. Sort of like a simpler, rural version of Ordinary People sans psychiatrist but equally impressive family dynamics.
The Stone Boy is well worth the time and emotional energy involved in watching it.
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