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Ulee's Gold

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Ulee, a Florida beekeeper, must struggle not only to earn a living, but to keep his two grandchildren from falling into the same self-destructive paths blazed by their parents. With a son in prison and the children's mother having long abandoned the family, he has his work cut out for him. But when he receives news that his daughter-in-law has been found, drugged out and hitting rock bottom, he dutifully shoulders the burden--only to find that in so doing, he has unwittingly opened the door to the world's dark side which he had tried so desperately to keep closed. Fonda won a Golden Globe as Best Actor for his turn as the Zen-like patriarch. Academy Award Nomination: Best Actor--Peter Fonda.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 907787

  • Credits
    Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Jessica Biel, J. Kenneth Campbell, Christine Dunford, Steven Flynn, Dewey Weber, Tom Wood, Vanessa Zima
  • Critic Reviews
    "...This is a movie that gathers itself together and falls in slow deliberate folds, like fresh-lifted honey off a comb..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...An emotionally honest low-ebber that builds to a satisfying wrap-up..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...Note[s] of fuddled human grace....A welcome, unsettling sight..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Beautifully shot....Filled with quiet grace and soulful lyricism, Nunez's moving film is manifestly graced with the careful touch of a master..."
    Film Comment

    "...There's love in Peter Fonda's acting....He hypnotizes the camera with a gaze that calls up a bottomless well of anger, yearning and loss..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Beautiful and heartfelt....The star and filmmaker make this story resonate in moving, meaningful ways..."
    New York Times

    "...Nunez has the gift for finding the essence, the soul, of his actors....Peter Honda here reveals a depth of talent we did not suspect..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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