Time Out of Mind

Time Out of Mind

DVD - 2015
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George is a man whose struggle to find food and a place to sleep in New York City is beautifully captured with remarkable realism and heartrending compassion. Shuffled into the unforgiving bureaucracy of a men's shelter, George seems destined to wind up as just another lost soul swallowed up by the system, until he meets a gregarious, down-and-out ex-jazzman who inspires George to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
Publisher: New York, NY :, MPI Media Group, [2015]
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION TIM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Oct 23, 2019

Didn't like this.

Aug 16, 2019

This was the worst movie I've seen in all my life. Sure, it brings about an element of homelessness, but there are other movies out there that better describe this despair: "The Fisher King" and "Ironweed" are two. As for Richard Gere, he must be desperate for an acting gig. Also, I can't bear to hear him playing the piano. At least his piano playing in this movie, as well as all his piano playing in other movies, represents aimlessness and construction, and total tuneless for that matter.

Mar 02, 2018

I gave it 25 minutes and then gave up. Bored to death.

Nov 09, 2017

Gere has a hard time acting as one who is defeated. He moves, walks, watches, and talks like a well toned athlete. Did not enjoy the style of the movie - loud, disjointed side noise did not allow significant dialogue to come through well.

Aug 23, 2016

Some may say "nothing happens", "slow", "no plot", etc. but that is actually what much of a homeless person's life is like. And there IS a quite interesting story here along with some intriguing characters, but it will require the viewer to empathize with people who live very different lives than most of us do. And Gere and Malone were both fantastic in the last scene in the bar. But if you just want mindless entertainment, this isn't your movie.

Franln Jun 21, 2016

Subtle yet moving performance by Richard Gere. Man loses everything: job, insurance, wife to cancer, mind to alcohol, home, daughter, worth, hope, time. Gives up completely. Very real movie.

May 08, 2016

Heartbreaking - it reminded me of the number of things I take for granted. In one of the final scenes at the character's point of desperation I was grateful for what I had. I'm not rich but at least I have things in hand that give me an identity. The main character of this movie was all but erased save for people seeing him. How did he get there? Results of a tragedy and poor choices. 'Except by the grace of God there go I' - and any number of us or people that we know.

May 05, 2016

The film seems tedious, noisy, crowded, confused often because action for two or three scenes are being recorded simultaneously. The obvious plan is to demonstrate that being homeless does not mean being alone. It means having no privacy and getting no attention and zero priority on one’s needs. Republicans – skip this film. You won’t get it. You already think the homeless like being this way.

Apr 09, 2016

Grueling. Well acted, well produced. I'll never watch it again.

Mar 27, 2016

While this film doesn't have a strong plot or a lot of action, it is visceral, understated, and powerful. It not only helps to humanize the homeless, but it also helps us empathize with their struggles. I disagree with the patron who says nothing happens for half an hour. The film moves slowly at first, but it remains incredibly realistic throughout. Real life is not always exciting and newsworthy, but it doesn't make our hardships any less difficult or relevant.

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