It tells the story of a woman who survives the car accident which kills her husband, but discovers that she has the power to heal other people. [wiki]
Nominated for 2 Oscars:
Best Actress: Ellen Burstyn
Best Supporting Actress: Eva LeGallienne
What the hell happened in the last 20 minutes of it? It's true what they say: the ending can make or break a movie! I had seen half of this a year ago, and now I watched it all from the beginning for the other blog. It was going fine, until the screenplay went crazy all of the sudden: unjustified actions of the male character and a naive ending.
But it did have potential until then. Ellen Burstyn gives a strong performance, especially in the first hour and Eva LeGallienne's honorary nomination (a theatre star for more than 60 years) made sense, especially as the two actresses worked well together. It also deserved a nomination for Original Score, as the music is haunting and adequate to the film. But nothing close to Oscar wins and... wow, did it blow it away! I was actually hooked to it for the first hour.
My rating for the film: 4.5/10. Missed opportunity.