This was a (belated) viewing for amanda's birthday!
I fear my infatuation for the phenomenal River Phoenix got the better of me here.. but what a powerful film.
The ending.. AMANDA, THE ENDING! One of the most moving moments in film history. This is why character development is essential. Without the delicate care put into these characters, that ending would not have hit..
but it did, and did so well.
I did not expect to love this so much. It's such a simple small-town story but Sidney Lumet absolutely nailed it (being the director of 12 Angry Men how could I expect any less).
I honestly don't know what else to say, happy birthday again amanda~! This is for you and for River Jude Phoenix 💕