Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San Francisco. After the nuclear attack, contact with the outside world is pretty much cut off.
A little too low key, and kind of forced and manipulative in the moments that were more eventful. I did like it overall, but it seems to have dated a little and the humourless approach may have ended up working against the film in the end.
The sad tale of a town that tries to hold on to civilization after a devastating nuclear war. It's not the quick death that's so tragic, it's the slow spiral of watching friends and family succumb that give this film a morbid eerieness among the excellently acted human drama.
Strong, stark film led by a bravura Jane Alexander. Frightening even years after the fall of the USSR.