A Perfect World (Eastwood, 1993)

A movie of great, heart, honesty, and emotion which gets me everytime. Costner’s never been better and Clint shows once again what great storytellers can produce when given the right ingredients. Most of all though, I admire John Lee Hancock’s wonderfully paced screenplay, giving a standard chase/road movie a rhythm all it’s own, masterfully mixing humor with moments of beautiful human connection even when the real world brutally infringes on the proceedings. A Perfect World transcends genre and becomes a haunting reminder to the impact parents have on their children and the way these negative chains can disintegrate through unexpected growth and love.

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