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Home

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
94 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/27/15
performer:
Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin
director:
Tim Johnson
genre:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy

We gave it a B

If you’re looking for a sleep aid, consider Marilynne Robinson’s soporific new novel, Home. John Ames, the minister whose inner life Robinson illuminated so beautifully in her Pulitzer-winning Gilead, returns, this time as a bit player in the long-winded family drama of his dying friend Robert Boughton. There’s much sighing, hand-wringing, and scriptural debate, none of it precisely boring. But the novel lacks Ames’ soulful narrative voice, which is what made Gilead such a treat. B