I had only seen this movie once before, years ago, but I remember it fondly. I picked it up because it is #26 on the artsandfaith.com list of 100 most spiritually significant films, and I'm meandering through that list as the opportunity arises.
Tender Mercies stars Robert Duvall as a recovering alcoholic trying to find a new life for himself. He won the 1983 Academy Award for Best Actor for this role.
Most of the movies we watch are more plot-driven. This one is less linear and more character-driven.
Roger Ebert includes it on his list of great movies.
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