No weddings and a funeral
You couldn’t get much more low key than this drama about a feisty hermit who emerges after forty years to throw his own funeral party, an interesting premise and one that’s executed to perfection. Bill Murray plays the undertaker charged with organising the event and Robert Duvall is his client. Sissy Spacek and Bill Cobb complete an excellent cast.
There’s plenty of droll humour, though eventually a tale of sin and redemption emerges - like Duvall’s own The Apostle. He’s absolutely outstanding here, giving a performance that is understated yet dominating. The pace is slow, the dialogue clipped and the brooding mood sustained throughout. A wonderful film.