Falling from grace

She knows she was smart enough and pretty enough for him to take along when he made his break, and if he's going to come back she isn't going to simply smile and bite the bullet. He also left an alcoholic father Claude Akinswhose idea of an ideal male role falls somewhere between patriarch and rapist.

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The situation resembles, I suppose, a script from "Dallas" or "Dynasty" returning rock star still feels chemistry with sexy old flame, now married to his brother , but McMurtry doesn't write it that way. He is wrong. She knows she was smart enough and pretty enough for him to take along when he made his break, and if he's going to come back she isn't going to simply smile and bite the bullet. Grace struggles to follow when suddenly the ground falls away. Advertisement And he left behind an old girlfriend Kay Lenz , who has now married the hero's brother but who has spent a lot of years thinking the singer should have taken her along when he left for the big time. Speck, a successful poultry farmer, is shown early on to be a chauvinistic and dominating womanizer. One of the strangest truths about high school reunions is that all of the old jealousies and resentments of years before are still remembered so clearly; the people who sat together in the school lunchroom now sit together at the reunion banquet, as if the years in between haven't made a difference. A lot of rock stars and other showbiz heroes have the notion that because they're successful in other areas, they can direct a movie, too. Initially, the visit is light-hearted and Bud receives a hero's welcome from many of his relatives and fans. Usually they're wrong.

Annie, younger by eleven months and more agile than Grace, scrambles up the side of a steep hill. Plot summary[ edit ] Young sisters Annie and Grace squeeze in one last game of "Tracking" with their dad at the seashore, the beach by Point Nepean. At the birthday party, Bud's high school sweetheart and now sister-in-law, P.

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He lies in a cage in the back of a pickup truck and has one of his friends push the cage onto the road while the truck is moving.

Kay Lenz has many of the best scenes in the movie. His screenplay is too intelligent, and too observant.

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His friends and relatives have spent a long time thinking about his life in the fast lane, and there are a lot of jealousies and resentments. She accuses Bud of committing adultery.

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At the birthday party, Bud's high school sweetheart and now sister-in-law, P. His anger toward his father also escalates. He fathered an illegitimate son but his wife, Marian, stayed with him. Bud and Alice seem to have a good marriage, and she is clearly very devoted. Grace struggles to follow when suddenly the ground falls away. Speck shows no interest or sympathy in his son's problems but expresses displeasure in having received none of the millions of dollars Bud has made in music. His screenplay is too intelligent, and too observant.
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