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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Donald Sutherland
Timothy Hutton
Donald Sutherland
Mary Tyler Moore
Judd Hirsch
Timothy Hutton
M Emmet Walsh
Directors
Robert Redford
Robert Redford
Screenwriters
Alvin Sargent
Judith Guest
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Running Time
124 minutes

Ordinary People
Hugely successful, Oscar hogging, family crisis drama


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Plot
Following the death of their son, Beth and Calvin struggle to put the pieces back together. Their other boy Conrad, racked with misplaced guilt, tries to commit suicide and is in therapy. Beth had always prefered his brother and cannot offer Conrad the support her needs. Calvin struggles desperately to hold the family together.


Verdict
Fully deserving of its many accolades.


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