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      Spring Forward

      R Released Dec 8, 2000 1 hr. 50 min. Drama List
      88% 24 Reviews Tomatometer 81% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Trying to put himself back together after serving prison time for robbery, Paul (Liev Schreiber) takes a job as a parks employee in a small Connecticut town. His co-worker, Murph (Ned Beatty), a generation older than Paul, is dealing with his own issues, chiefly the the impending death of his very ill son. After the men have a run-in with local snob Frederickson (Campbell Scott), Murph's age and experience starts to temper Paul's fiery nature, as the younger man begins to embrace his new life. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This is a profound movie about two men, in very different stages of life, who are trying to work with their lives. They work through issues of fear, dealing with difference, violence, anger, aging, death loss, grieving ... and a lot more. There is a kind of magic in their day to day relating that resonates fully and deeply. One thing to be aware of, the movie is all about their relationship ... all the other characters and events provide context, and as such don't get much development. This did not matter at all to me, but might to others. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member One of my favorite unknown indie films with great performances, dialogue, characters, and overall incredibly moving. A prime example of a simple no budget film with great writing, acting, and beautiful scenery. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member A really deep & meaningful movie, a solid film it's about an ex-convict & an old worker who learn a lot from each other & whom need each other in more ways than one, a really powerful movie. An emotional tale of how human beings deserve second chances & how we all struggle with life & that we shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Frances H Interesting dialogue driven film with good performances by Liev Schreiber and Ned Beatty. However, I doubt that most workplace conversations are this stimulating. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/14 Full Review Audience Member Very slow...kind of didn't get the point of it all. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Spectacular script by Tom Gilroy. He created two amazing characters from opposite ends of the spectrum and brought them together against all odds to converse intelligently about what most people have great difficulty facing, yet alone talking about, life. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: B+ Sep 7, 2011 Full Review A.O. Scott New York Times Rated: 4/5 Feb 7, 2001 Full Review Entertainment Weekly Rated: B+ Dec 8, 2000 Full Review Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com Beatty and Schreiber generate a convincing camaraderie that is warm and touching yet with a refreshing lack of sticky sentiment. Rated: 3/4 Mar 26, 2010 Full Review Mark Halverson Sacramento News & Review Rated: 4/5 Aug 7, 2008 Full Review Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion Rated: B+ Jul 24, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Trying to put himself back together after serving prison time for robbery, Paul (Liev Schreiber) takes a job as a parks employee in a small Connecticut town. His co-worker, Murph (Ned Beatty), a generation older than Paul, is dealing with his own issues, chiefly the the impending death of his very ill son. After the men have a run-in with local snob Frederickson (Campbell Scott), Murph's age and experience starts to temper Paul's fiery nature, as the younger man begins to embrace his new life.
      Director
      Tom Gilroy
      Executive Producer
      William Gilroy, Caroline Kaplan, Jonathan Sehring, Michael Stipe
      Screenwriter
      Tom Gilroy
      Distributor
      MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., IFC Films
      Production Co
      C-Hundred Film Corp., Cineblast Productions
      Rating
      R (Language|Some Drug Content)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 8, 2000, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 19, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $102.3K
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