"But still, when I hear the word 'father', it matters."
Melvyn Douglas and Gene Hackman provide powerful performances in this film about aging parents and a strained father-son relationship.
Interesting that Oscar-winner Estelle Parsons played Hackman's sister...just three years earlier she played his wife in BONNIE AND CLYDE. (Her role here is a fairly small one.)
I found the scene shopping for caskets touching and the final scene in the bedroom is quite powerful.
As someone who has lost their mother and is watching their father age, some parts of this film really hit close to home.