Grand Canyon Reviews
"The Big Chill" remains one of my favorite films, but Kasdan doesn't capture any of the joy of that film here. Instead, "Grand Canyon" feels like "Boyz N The Hood" filtered through white guilt & privilege. Furthermore, Kasdan needed an editor. At a bloated 134 mins, the entire subplot with Mary-Louise Parker is extraneous.
Los Angeles neighborhood, a tow-truck driver (Danny Glover) arrives just in time to save his life. The two men begin a deep friendship that sets off a chain of unsettling and surprising events involving their families and friends for years to come.
also stars Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell, Mary-Louise Parker, Alfre Woodard, Jeremy Sisto, Tina Lifford, Patrick Malone and Shaun Baker.
directed by Lawrence Kasdan.
it again on DVD. I forgot how terrific this film is. It
is similar in many ways to "Crash", so if you liked that
film and haven't seen Grand Canyon, I'm confident you'll
like this too. For my part, I wish it was an Academy Award
winner, because I liked it far more than "Silence of the
Lambs", which won best picture in 1991.