Director: Ron Howard
Producers: Joseph M. Caracciolo , Brian Grazer
Screenwriters: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen , Dianne Wiest , Jason Robards , Rick Moranis, Tom Hulce , Martha Plimpton , and Keanu Reeves
Year of Release: 1990
Gil Buckman is determined to be “a
good pop,” something his father never was. Yet, his
father, who appears mainly distant and cold, still has a soft
heart when it comes to his other, younger, and childless,
“black sheep” son with the gambling problem. Without
providing any easy answers, this movie explores the complexities
of a multi-generational clan as they work to overcome their
past by examining the mistakes that were made while raising
their kids in a typical American suburb.
- How did you feel when you observed Gil
acknowledging his weaknesses and mistakes.
- How and where in your life could you adopt this thinking
and behavior to be able to learn from your mistakes?
- How would this make you feel?
- How would it affect your self-esteem?