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Barrymore & Stone
Lionel Barrymore had a gift for acting and is as smooth and fine in this role as ever. Stone, on the other hand, had appearance and reasonable presence but always underwhelmed this viewer. Here, though, Stone does better than just well or competently. For this viewer, Gabriel Service is Stone's finest film role.
Will you show " Looking Forward" again any time soon?
Old Lessons In "Looking Forward"
- TJ Anessi
A bit cliched, but interesting view of how hard times (in this case the depression of the 30's) affect the perspectives and goals of parents and their children. More specifically, two bread-earners, from upper and middle classes, have had long success in in the workplace and for most of their lives,have been able to provide for families whose dependents have become overly content and often too complacent and demanding. In the first half of the movie,the elders worry and feel impending disaster while members of their "next generations" whine and complain about the sacrifices they must make.As time passes however, the families begin to learn to face the realities of job loss, the sense of economic dependence, and privilege. They begin to realize that they have been spoiled in in the "good old days", and find solace in learning to respect each other's special abilities and strengths and in working together to survive.A rewrite seems to be in order.