Wrestling Ernest Hemingway Review

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Frank, a retired Irish seaman, and Walter, a retired Cuban barber, are two lonely old men trapped in the emptiness of their own lives. When they meet in a park Frank is able to start a conversation after several attempts. They begin to spend time together and become friends. But because of their different characters they often quarrel with each other and finally separate after Frank misbehaves to Walter's friend Elaine


The marvellous double act of flamboyant Richard Harris, as a salty old salt, and Robert Duvall, brilliant as a gentlemanly Cuban barber, really makes this funny, poignant, wrinkly drama of two lonely coots dying of boredom in a drab Florida beach town. They have nothing in common so naturally become inseparable doing wacky, touching things and tentatively making plays for spring chicken Sandra Bullock, over-genteel Piper Laurie and blowsy landlady Shirley MacLaine. Enchanting.

A low-key gem