What They Had
- Hilary Swank


Overview - Siblings Bridget (Hilary Swank) and Nick (Michael Shannon) debate what to do when their mother (Blythe Danner), who is struggling with Alzheimer's, briefly wanders off in a Chicago blizzard. While Nick wants to put her in an assisted-living facility, their stubborn father (Robert Forster) is adamantly opposed. Taissa Farmiga and Josh Lucas co-star. Written and directed by Elizabeth Chomko.

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Overview

Siblings Bridget (Hilary Swank) and Nick (Michael Shannon) debate what to do when their mother (Blythe Danner), who is struggling with Alzheimer's, briefly wanders off in a Chicago blizzard. While Nick wants to put her in an assisted-living facility, their stubborn father (Robert Forster) is adamantly opposed. Taissa Farmiga and Josh Lucas co-star. Written and directed by Elizabeth Chomko.

Cast List

Mary Ramos
Roberto Schaefer - Cinematographer
Aaron Walters - First Assistant Director; Second Assistant Director
Gary Michael Schultz
Elizabeth Chomko
Danny Mulhern
Blythe Danner - American film, stage, television actress
Marilyn Dodds Frank
Ann Whitney - Actress
Robert Forster - American Actor/Director
Robert Foster Jr. - American Actor/Director
Hilary Swank - Oscar-winning American actress, BOYS DON'T CRY
Joshua Lucas
Josh Lucas
Aimee Garcia - Actress in CADET KELLY
Michael Shannon
William Smillie
Taissa Farmiga
Sarah Sutherland
Isabeau Dornevil
Jennifer Robideau
Jay Montepare

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 101
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 191329082614
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2019

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Family Life
Families
Family Crises

 
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Reviews:
"[T]he classy production works well within its own scope, and it should resonate in particular with audiences who have experienced the painful loss of a parent, either to diminishing lucidity or to death." - 01/22/2018 Hollywood Reporter


"[I]t finds ways to bring considerable humor to a grim subject, without trivializing it. This satisfying drama provides excellent roles for a fine cast, particularly Michael Shannon, Hilary Swank and Robert Forster." - 01/21/2018 Variety


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "In the hands of this ensemble, it’s as riveting to watch as it might be painfully reminiscent of our own arguments on what to do with aging loved ones." - 10/19/2018 RogerEbert.com


"The film’s strongest scenes explore the strange reversal of roles that happen as parents age and their adult children start taking care of them." - 10/17/2018 A.V. Club


4 stars out of 5 -- "The ever-glorious Blythe Danner excels as Ruth, a senior-care nurse who starts showing signs of dementia. " - 10/18/2018 Rolling Stone

 
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