The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Average Rating: 7.1/10
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Director Lawrence Kasdan and Frank Galati adapted their screenplay for The Accidental Tourist from Anne Tyler's novel. William Hurt plays Macon Leary, a well-known "travel advisor" headquartered in Baltimore. The tragic death of Leary's son causes him to withdraw from the world, which in turn prompts his wife (Kathleen Turner) to walk out on him. Recuperating from a broken leg, Leary moves in with his sister (Amy Wright) and brothers (Ed Begley Jr., David Ogden Stiers)-staid middle-aged
Dec 23, 1988 Wide
Jun 1, 2004
Warner Home Video
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Kasdan's film lacks the spirit of Tyler's novel; he seems to be the wrong director to translate the author's affectionate and humorous treatment of the characters. Fortunately, Geena Davis as the eccentric dog-walker elevates the otherwise morose mood.
A genuinely beautiful and human story out of the Hollywood mills. Subtly amazing work from all concerned.
This is a warm movie told in the temperature of almost-recognizable life; it's a believable love story, joked up a bit but not too much.
Beautifully-acted comedy-drama that doesn't overdose on its quirks.
Hurt and Davis at their peaks in a touching, well-crafted drama
Stiff and boring, with only Davis giving it a burst of life.
Literate and engaging, loaded with great actors, and (surprisingly) also rather funny.
'O Turista Acidental' não é empolgante, não tem cenas marcantes e não nos apresenta personagens particularmente carismáticos. E, no entanto, é um filme muito bom.
A romantic comedy that offers an engaging look at the many meanings of love and change in the lives of a travel guidebook writer and a dog trainer.
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