I Never Sang for My Father

I Never Sang for My Father

DVD - 2010
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A complicated father-son relationship resurfaces after a mother's death. The kindhearted son has devoted his life to winning the affection of his stubborn and opinionated father. His efforts to care for him are met with hostility and rebuff. Eventually, the father breaks down and shares his true feelings with his son.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [distributor, 2010]
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION I
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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garycornell
Dec 09, 2014

A great movie that both Melvyn Douglas and Gene Hackman were nominated for acting awards. The story is powerful and I think many of us can relate to it. A father has too much influence on his son. The son has done up to now what his father asks, but needs his independence now. A great script and a wonderful cast. You can't ask for more than that!

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kljl
Sep 20, 2012

If you just want to be entertained skip this movie. If you are struggling in a parent/child relationship this is a great movie, but there are no answers here. Great movie none the less.

voisjoe1 Oct 16, 2011

This is one of those movies I like to revisit every few years.

It is an emotionally powerful film. Every time you think there is going to be some accommodation between the characters, disagreement crops up, showing that the participants don't really know how to act like they love one another, if they really do.

Great acting by Gene Hackman (oscar nom), Melvyn Douglas (oscar nom and golden globe nom), and Estelle Parsons.

If you haven't seen it, watch it when you are in the mood for some intense acting.

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