Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Winona Ryder, Rob Lowe, Deborah Richter
Director: Daniel Petrie
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An 'unforgettable journey'
M. Williams | Cardiff | 04/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who is of the opinion that Rob Lowe comes across as being 'dull' on screen, or perhaps 'just a pretty face', should take time out to watch 'Square Dance'. His 'Golden Globe nominated performance' was justly deserved for his portrayal of the 'mentally-impared man-child', Rory.There are some films watched during your childhood or teenage years that have a profound effect on you and, for me, 'Square Dance' is one such film. It is nice to see it released on DVD format so promptly.Lowe skilfully plays the role of Rory, eliciting what can only be described as an emotional reaction from myself and, I'm sure, many others who have watched this heart-warming drama. It is roles like this and his portrayal of deaf mute, Nick Andros, in Stephen King's 'The Stand' that substantiate Lowe's talent and versatility as an actor.'Square Dance' also features Winona Ryder in her acclaimed screen debut as Gemma, a 13-year old girl tired of living in Texas with her quarrelsome grandfather (Jason Robards), and who decides to go live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth. Whilst there, Gemma falls in love with Rory. She also discovers some hidden truths about her mother and the father she has never met. Life in Fort Worth turns out to be not as exciting and uncomplicated as she had initially expected.Critically acclaimed, 'Square Dance' is an emotional drama that will remain with you forever.Music: Don Henley, Ricky Scaggs, George Strait and Trace Adkins.Special Features: Widescreen presentation; Audio commentary by producer & director Daniel Petrie ('Cocoon: The Return' & 'A Raisin in the Sun'); Director's biography."
A.k.a. HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS..
B. M. Dorton | Lex, KY | 02/08/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For a drama made in 1986 on a low budget "Square Dance" isn't bad. It does have a few rewards to offer. First off it has a top-notch cast. Winona Ryder is wonderful in her first lead role. She first appeared in a supporting role in "Lucas". Also Rob Lowe is convincing playing a semi-retarded boy. Jane Alexander is a scene stealer as Ryder's loose living mother. Not to mention Jason Robards as Ryder's grandfather who (if nothing else) does one nice thing for her. He taught her how to square dance. For fans of Winona Ryder, you'll be happy to see that she is in every scene of this nearly 2 hour coming of age drama. If your reading this your likely to be a fan of Winona Ryder. Here is a list of other films you may like to see her in. LUCAS, 1969, BEETLEJUICE, HEATHERS, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!, WELCOME HOME ROXY CARMICHAEL, MERMAIDS, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, NIGHT ON EARTH, BRAM STOKERS DRACULA, THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS, REALITY BITES, LITTLE WOMEN, HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT, BOYS, LOOKING FOR RICHARD, THE CRUCIBLE, CELEBRITY, ALIEN RESURRECTION, GIRL INTERRUPTED, AUTUMN IN NEW YORK, LOST SOULS, MR. DEEDS. camero appearances in.. ZOOLANDER (and) SIMONE."