Ordinary People (1980)

20140201:
I briefly considered letting this movie go unseen. However, at the last second, I changed my mind.

This was a well-told story about a family struggling to get through a tragic loss.

The mother Beth (Mary Tyler Moore)

While their hardships may be fictional, I could relate to the various relationships portrayed.

Overall, I'm glad the movie ended the way it did.

Instant Comments:
Ah, Pachebel's Canon in D.
Instead of trashing it, she stuffs it down the... er... whatever that blender in the sink is called.
The movie starts out showing the son in the family is troubled, but doesn't explain the reason why.

The son Conrad (Timothy Hutton)

"No dirty stuff." [...] "Pratt! You have nice... knees."
"I never promised you a rose garden."
To not get along with a family member is a frustrating feeling.
"Maybe she can't express it the way you'd like her to." That's definitely important to realize.
Oh my goodness. (Karen)
Oh wow. "Because I got tired." That's a great scene.

The father Calvin (Donald Sutherland)

"And what was the one wrong thing you did? Come on, you know." "I hung on. I stayed with the boat."
Hehe. The look on her face after he hugs her.
"You were always so hard on yourself I never had the heart."

Watched 20140201 (Netflix, Instant) (Streaming until 20140201)
Ordinary People (1980) Robert Redford. 124 min [botnotsn (1976) by Judith Guest]

The therapist Dr. Berger (Judd Hirsch)

Relevant Links:
Ordinary People (IMDb.com)
Ordinary People (Wikipedia.org)
Ordinary People (novel) (Wikipedia.org)
Ordinary People (RottenTomatoes.com)