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Farewell to Harry
Farewell to Harry
Actors: William Hall Jr., Joe Flanigan, Joseph Franklin, Micha Rice, John Gilbert
Director: Garrett Bennett
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
NR     2005     1hr 43min

This award-winning film is a sweetly nostalgic small town drama in the tradition of The Majestic. Nick (Joe Flanigan) returns to his Pacific Northwest hometown to write a novel. He finds the story of a lifetime when he for...  more »

     
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Actors: William Hall Jr., Joe Flanigan, Joseph Franklin, Micha Rice, John Gilbert
Director: Garrett Bennett
Creators: Garrett Bennett, Ann Wilkinson, Barton L. Kropelnicki, Carlo Scandiuzzi, Neil Weinberger, Steve Edmiston
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Drama, Family Films
Studio: Questar
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/18/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 43min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Harry is Excellent Film
James W. Taylor | Seattle, Washington | 08/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this film from a talented indie filmmaker - Garrett Bennett - and highly recommend it. This story is dramatically told, is interesting to watch and emotionally moving; just like most Garrett Bennett films (Icon and A Relative Thing). No wonder it has won awards. The filmmaking is crisp, acting excellent and the images nicely color-saturated. I'm a fan of Garrett's and of this film. Good job all around!"
Charming, but...
Eileen Reilly | Princeton, NJ | 09/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie has all the hallmarks of a well-acted, well-produced indie film, but it missed its target for me somehow. I was distracted by its slight anachronistic feel; the film almost had a 1940s texture to it, but appeared to be taking place in more modern times -- it was difficult to tell. Regardless, Joe Flanigan as the writer Nick charms with a pitch-perfect performance, so for that alone, the film is worth a viewing."
Powerful Presentation
MB Texas | 10/21/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Joe Flanigan out did himself with this one. Sadly, the unrated version appeared to have several spots that were muted where it looked like profanity had been uttered.

This is a powerful story that should have received more attention. About fulfilling your dreams. It involves the meeting of two men, and how they each save the other."
A sweet, gentle film
Jessi S. Clark-white | Veneta, OR | 04/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this DVD solely on the basis of the star, Joe Flanigan. I admire his work on the science fiction series Stargate Atlantis, and wanted to check out some of his other work.

Purchasing obscure films featuring favorite actors can be an iffy proposition; often the writing and/or productions values are so terrible as to be unredeemable by the best of performances or one's loyalty towards an actor.

Fortunately, Farewell to Harry is an exception. Well written, filmed, and acted, this is one of those simple tales that engages the viewer by sheer force of storytelling. It is not an action film, a comedy, or a serious drama; it is a story in a true and old-fashioned sense. It kept me engaged and left me with a warm, affectionate glow.

Watchers of Stargate Atlantis will enjoy seeing Joe Flanigan play a gentle, sensitive character - an ability of his that we glimpse on occasion in his portrayal of that series' John Sheppard but rarely for long enough to focus on.

Flanigan's performance in Farewell to Harry reminded me sharply of Jimmy Stewart in many ways, and I imagine this film would be enjoyed thoroughly by Stewart fans as well as those who enjoy the softer and more idealistic nature of films from Stewart's era."