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THE GUYS

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The Guys

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
88 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/13/02
Wide Release Date:
03/28/03
performer:
Anthony LaPaglia, Sigourney Weaver, Charlotte Simpson, Jim Simpson, Irene Walsh
director:
Jim Simpson
distributor:
Focus Features
author:
Anne Nelson, Jim Simpson
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

In telling the story of Joan (Sigourney Weaver), a Manhattan journalist who helps a fire captain (Anthony LaPaglia) compose eulogies for some of the eight men in his company who died on Sept. 11, playwright Anne Nelson drew on her own experiences. Her work, shaped here by director Jim Simp-son into a small, heartfelt film, was one of the first artistic responses to the tragedy, and it’s ardent with a desire to mourn the dead and bond with the living. In the character of the journalist, however, a distracting narcissism often gets in the way of the honorable intentions.