Hands down, my favorite Harrison Ford performance. I screened this one for the boys tonight for Film Nerd 2.0, and I am struck anew by how timeless this thing really is. I love Allie Fox. He's such a remarkable lunatic. There are things he says that are undeniably correct, but taken as a whole, he's a disaster.
It's one of my favorite films about how hard it is to reach that moment when you realize as a son that your father might not be perfect. He might be human. He might even be wrong. We want to believe that these people who are in charge of our whole lives are infallible, and learning that's not true can be shattering.
Between this, MASTER AND COMMANDER and DEAD POETS SOCIETY, I think the boys are officially Peter Weir fans now. Which is a very good thing, indeed.