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A RUMOR OF ANGELS

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A Rumor of Angels

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
106 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/01/02
performer:
Trevor Morgan, Vanessa Redgrave, Ray Liotta, Catherine McCormack
director:
Peter O'Fallon
distributor:
MGM
author:
James Eric, Jaime Horton, Peter O'Fallon
genre:
Drama

We gave it a D+

An angry, bereaved boy finds comfort in the friendship of his small town’s resident loony (Redgrave), who has endured her own loss by ”communicating” with her dead son via Morse code. (Somehow, I don’t think this treacly angels-around-us blather is what Mr. Morse had in mind.) It may not have post-mortem messaging — or six-time Oscar nominee Redgrave ”interpretive dancing” to Mozart — but 1981’s On Golden Pond presents a much more satisfying matchup of a mad-as-hell kid and the crotchety old person who helps him heal.