Duration: 156 min.
Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.
sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational, talky, psychological, serious, intense, captivating ...
friendship, blindness, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, complex characters, morality, human nature, human spirit, destiny, loneliness, unlikely friendships, blind character, change of heart, character study, life philosophy, social relations, older man younger man relationship, disability, coming of age, depression, school, thanksgiving, redemption, drugs/alcohol, ex military ...
90s, 20th century
new york, usa, new england