Tomorrow

"OK"

Tomorrow Review


The DVD case of 1972'sTomorrow would have you believe that this film features Robert Duvall's "breakthrough performance." Even putting aside The Godfather (1972), THX 1138 (1971), M*A*S*H (1970), and To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), that claim stretches credibility. Frankly, that's because Duvall isn't really very good in the movie.

Neither is Olga Bellin, who plays Sarah Eubanks alongside Duvall's Jackson Fentry. In the film, Sarah turns up on Jackson's farm, pregnant and abandoned by her husband. Jackson takes her into his rickety shack and eventually aids in delivering her baby. Ultimately a loving bond forms.

Alas, not before we've mentally checked out. Duvall's hicktastic accent (stolen by Billy Bob Thornton in Sling Blade) is way too melancholy for a character that isn't mean to be retarded. Bellin (this was her only motion picture) doesn't fare much better. She's slow and glassy-eyed, drawling her way into Jackson's arms. Maybe that's the point of this work (based fairly loosely on a William Faulkner short story): That sad and slow people belong together.

The film does one thing well, and that's capture a different segment of Depression-era society than we often see in films. We all know the Grapes of Wrath migrant farm workers and the city-dweller shantytowns all too well. Whether or not you care much about how mountain men whethered the economic downturn (answer: didn't change nothin'), you have to admit that Tomorrow at least offers a unique spin on the subject.

Incidentally, this was the last of six fairly unknown films from Joseph Anthony's career.



Tomorrow

Facts and Figures

Run time: 103 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 16th September 1992

Distributed by: MVD Music Video

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

IMDB: 7.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Jackson Fentry, as Sarah Eubanks, as Mrs. Hulie, as Isham Russell, as Lawyer Douglas, William Hawley as Papa Fentry

Contactmusic


Links



Advertisement

New Movies

Julieta Movie Review

Julieta Movie Review

Iconic Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar is back with another powerfully complex female-centred drama, along the...

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Movie Review

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Movie Review

An astute satire of the pop music business, this raucous mock-documentary is consistently hilarious from...

War Dogs Movie Review

War Dogs Movie Review

Based on a rather astounding true story, this comedy-drama centres on two stoners who landed...

Swallows and Amazons Movie Review

Swallows and Amazons Movie Review

After a number of films, TV series and stage adaptations, Arthur Ransome's beloved 1930 novel...

David Brent: Life on the Road Movie Review

David Brent: Life on the Road Movie Review

The original BBC sitcom The Office ran for 14 episodes from 2001 to 2003, and...

The Childhood of a Leader Movie Review

The Childhood of a Leader Movie Review

Bold and intelligent, this dark drama is a challenging portrait of the making of an...

Pete's Dragon Movie Review

Pete's Dragon Movie Review

This hugely enjoyable adventure is a loose remake of the 1977 Disney hit that blended...

Advertisement
The Shallows Movie Review

The Shallows Movie Review

With a simple premise and plenty of visual style, Spanish filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) takes...

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Movie Review

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Movie Review

Watching this gross-out comedy, it's clear that the gifted cast and crew had a great...

Nerve Movie Review

Nerve Movie Review

With a premise that feels almost eerily current, this stylish thriller revolves around a phone...

The Carer Movie Review

The Carer Movie Review

Brian Cox gets the role of a lifetime in this warm comedy about living life...

Born to Be Blue Movie Review

Born to Be Blue Movie Review

Writer-director Robert Budreau takes a stylised approach to this biopic of the legendary jazz artist...

Jason Bourne Movie Review

Jason Bourne Movie Review

It's been nine years since Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass collaborated on The Bourne Ultimatum,...

The Commune [Kollektivet] Movie Review

The Commune [Kollektivet] Movie Review

Veteran Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg (Festen, The Hunt) returns to a smaller homegrown story after...

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.